Turkish intelligence brings key FETÖ suspect from Ukraine to Turkey

Turkish intelligence brings key FETÖ suspect from Ukraine to Turkey


A key suspect of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) was brought back to Turkey as part of operations against the group, security sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on July 15.

According to the Turkish government, FETÖ and its United States-based leader Fethullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured. 

Yusuf İnan, a FETÖ-linked social media expert, who fled to Ukraine after the coup attempt—was brought to the country following operations conducted by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT), the agency reported.

İnan allegedly tried to discredit some political figures and state officials in Turkey on social media.

He was also wanted in western İzmir province for “being a member of an armed organization.”

Turkish intelligence officers last March had brought six alleged senior FETÖ members back to Turkey following operations against the terror group’s branch in the Balkans, according to security sources.

In cooperation with Kosovar intelligence, Turkey’s MİT arrested the six men, who were said to be in charge of getting FETÖ members out of Turkey to go to Europe and the U.S.

Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and the judiciary.