BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 31. FETO [Fethullah
Gulen Terrorist Organization] is probably the most in depth, secretive, and
internationally related terrorist group ever encountered
by Türkiye, the Dean of the Turkic World Economics Faculty at UNEC
(Azerbaijan State University of Economics), Professor of Turkish
Uludag University Mehmet Yuce informed Trend.
“This group, which had lengthy infiltrated the spheres of
schooling and tradition in Türkiye, ultimately expanded its
actions into economic system and politics. FETO can cross borders and
use violence when wanted. Its distinctive technique a lot complicates
efforts to show the group,” Yuce mentioned.
“Let’s recall the occasions of December 17-25, 2013 (probably the most
in depth anti-corruption operation in Türkiye’s historical past) and the
tried coup within the nation on July 15, 2016. After the failed
coup try, FETO sought to overthrow the present authorities,
receiving exterior assist as a last step and forming sturdy
opposition within the presidential elections,” he famous.
The professor added that applicable measures have been taken
in opposition to its actions each in Türkiye and Azerbaijan. The latest
operations are a part of an ongoing chain of occasions, based mostly upon the
earlier ones, he emphasised.
The political battle between the AKP-ruled Turkish authorities
and the Gulen motion started in 2013.
With similarities in ideology, the AKP (Justice and Development
Party) and the Gulen Movement have lengthy maintained an alliance,
with the latter utilizing their judicial affect to restrict opposition
from Türkiye’s secular institution to the AKP’s non secular
conservatism. Traditionally cosy relations between the AKP
authorities and the Gulen Movement turned bitter in late 2013 after
Gülen criticized the federal government’s response to the Gezi Park
protests and their coverage of closing down Gülen’s personal
On July 15, 2016, about 9,000 army servicemen have been concerned
within the coup try utilizing 35 plane, 37 helicopters, 246 armored
automobiles, together with 74 tanks and about 4,000 gentle weapons. During
the confrontation on the evening of July 15-16, over 2,000 individuals
have been killed – civilians, policemen, troopers, 150 of them – in
Ankara, 99 – in Istanbul and two – in Mugla.
The failed coup try plotted by Gulen and his supporters
utterly uncovered the terrorist group, which had been
linked to state buildings for a few years, in Türkiye.
In reminiscence of the civilians who died on account of the coup
try on July 26, 2016, the Bosphorus Bridge was renamed the 15
July Martyrs’ Bridge.
On July 16, 2017, in honor of the primary anniversary of the
prevention of the July 15 coup try, the 15 July Martyrs’
Monument was opened in Ankara.
During the prevention of the 2016 coup try, Azerbaijan totally
supported Türkiye. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham
Aliyev expressed nice concern from the primary minutes of the occasion
and brazenly supported the Turkish state and the official
authorities of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Recently, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan, on the
foundation of data acquired from the Ministry of Internal Affairs
of Türkiye, has carried out operational measures in opposition to individuals
related to FETO in Azerbaijan, on account of which 5
individuals have been detained.