Turkish-origin man working at NASA arrested in probe over coup attempt

Turkish-origin man working at NASA arrested in probe over coup attempt

HATAY
Turkish-origin man working at NASA arrested in probe over coup attempt

A Turkish-origin American citizen who is working at NASA was arrested in the southern province of Hatay over investigation into the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) which was accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15, Hatay governor has announced.

Hatay Governor Ercan Topaca told state-run Anadolu Agency that police detained Serkan Gölge, 36, while he was in the province to visit his relatives following a tip-off that he was the crypto staff of the organization. A local court later ordered the arrest of Gölge.

The governor also added that Gölge studied at a school linked to the Gülen movement in Hatay and was graduated from Fatih University in Istanbul. 

Topaca said that Gölge later moved to U.S. for higher education and began to work at NASA while also remaining in contact with the movement.