Turkish financial crimes unit probes 30,000 suspected of Gülen links
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyTurkey’s Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) has probed around 30,000 people linked to the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), the followers of U.S. based preached Fethullah Gülen who is the leading suspect in the July 15 coup attempt probe, in around 400 cases, according to a government report.
The Finance Ministry’s 2017 Budget Planning Commission document released on Nov. 25 said a total of 29,698 people were the subject of FETÖ-linked investigations in 398 different cases.
Under MASAK’s analysis and evaluation study, it was revealed that a total of 879 financial transactions had been halted due to detected FETÖ links. A summary of transactions revealed a total amount of around 200 million Turkish Liras ($58 million) in suspicious transactions.