Erdoğan dismisses new threats from Gülenists

Erdoğan dismisses new threats from Gülenists

Erdoğan dismisses new threats from Gülenists

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dismissed the possible threat of more action on Aug. 14 by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which allegedly perpetrated the July 15 failed coup attempt.

“They didn’t draw lessons from what happened. They are trying to threaten the people. They are saying, ‘Wait for Aug. 14,’” said Erdoğan, adding that “shamefulness is a character issue.” 

“We are not cowardly, we are brave. Shamefulness is a character issue. It doesn’t know any time or space boundaries. If your character has become dirty, then you can express your treason 365 days a year,” he said. 

The people had showed the group a lesson, Erdoğan said, adding that precautions would continue to be taken. 

“Every step that they take brings them down to the cesspool that they are in and will continue to do so. Our people gave them a lesson. It doesn’t matter now what they do or say. We will definitely continue to take our precautions,” he said. 

During his speech Erdoğan, said there was no reason to stand on the side of the “treason network.”

“The one in Pennsylvania is not the superior mind. His mind doesn’t work as much. The superior mind is something different,” he said, referring to Gülen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. 

“Every school, every private education institution belonging to this [Gülen] movement is a terror nest. These people are murderers, liars, robbers, hijackers, traitors and tools. They are sneaky and they sin openly,” he said.