Why not kill fugitive Gülenist suspects abroad, journalist suggests

Why not kill fugitive Gülenist suspects abroad, journalist suggests

ISTANBUL
Why not kill fugitive Gülenist suspects abroad, journalist suggests

Pro-government journalist Cem Küçük has suggested the killing of fugitive suspects linked to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), accused of being behind last year’s failed coup attempt.

“Well, you should respond to them. Destroy some three or five of them and see what happens. Shoot them in the head and see how they are scared. Kill Ekrem Dumanlı and Emre Uslu... Abdullah Bozkurt is living in Stockholm and his home address is known. Everyone and the state also have it in their hands. Others’ addresses are also known,” Küçük said, speaking during a show called “Medya Kritik” on private broadcaster TGRT on Dec. 21.

Dumanlı is the former editor-in-chief of now closed Zaman newspaper and Bozkurt is the former Ankara representative of Today’s Zaman, which is also closed.

“Where Emre Uslu is residing is known. How that dog called İhsan Yılmaz is travelling between Australia and New Zealand is known. My brother, see what happens when you kill three or five of them,” he said.

“When will we brought to reason? After killing three people or after they are assassinated? MİT [National Intelligence Organization] has the authority abroad,” Küçük added, defending the need to “respond to them by giving a taste of their own medicine.”

Küçük had previously suggested that torture could be used against Gülenist suspects.

“You could hang them out of the window from their feet to make those who conducted the Dec. 17-25 [2013 corruption probes] operation speak. There is also the towel method: Throwing a towel on the suspects’ face and then pouring water down their mouth to drown them. You can try lots of things,” Küçük said.

The Diyarbakır Bar had filed a complaint against Küçük on charges of “inciting crime” and “praising crime.”

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