US starting to realize ‘danger’ posed by FETÖ: Turkish FM
SAKARYA - Anadolu Agency
“The FBI has started a serious investigation. As they have launched an investigation, they started to see how dark and dangerous it [FETÖ] is,” said Çavuşoğlu, while speaking at an event in the northwestern Sakarya province.
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen are widely believed to have orchestrated the defeated coup on July 15, 2016 in Turkey, which left 251 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, including the military, police, and judiciary.
FETÖ also has a considerable presence outside Turkey, including private educational institutions that Turkish authorities say serve as a revenue stream for the group.
Çavuşoğlu said the U.S. has also started realizing that FETÖ has been breaching the laws in the country.
The foreign minister said Turkey will continue to provide dossiers to FBI about the activities of the organization.
He also said the Turkish nation is disturbed with the fact that the leader of FETÖ is still in the U.S.
He once again called on the U.S to extradite Gülen to Turkey.