FETÖ-linked publications at schools to be seized, destroyed
DHA photoTurkey’s Education Ministry has asked educational institutions throughout the country to collect and destroy any books published by groups linked to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), which has been blamed for the failed July 15 coup, Turkish news website Duvar reported Aug. 14.
In an Aug. 9 letter to schools, the ministry listed 29 publishing houses, 15 magazines and 45 dailies which were identified as being linked to FETÖ and banned as part of a decree law passed under the state of emergency that was implemented following the July 15 coup attempt. The letter demanded school administrations confiscate and destroy publications belonging to the sources.
Previously, in line with a demand from the Bakırköy Public Prosecutor’s Office, a court ruled that all books, CDs, DVDs and other electronic materials published by Fethullah Gülen, the founder and leader of FETÖ, be seized on the grounds that they constituted “terrorist propaganda.”