Name of assassin of Russian envoy appears on secret documents of Gülen followers
Toygun Atilla - ISTANBULThe name of the off-duty police officer who killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in December 2016 has appeared in the archives seized during April 26 raids on alleged “secret imams” of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) within the police forces.
The documents allegedly referred to Altıntaş as “one of us” and exposed the names of the “secret imams” that Altıntaş was reporting to, according to the decoded contents of a 2-terabyte card the police forces seized at the house of an alleged FETÖ member during the raids.
Law enforcement officials have reportedly decoded around 7 percent of the crucial card so far.
On April 26, some 1,120 people suspected of links to FETÖ were detained in simultaneous raids across Turkey, in an operation mainly targeting the structure of the organization within the police forces.
A total of 8,500 police officers took part in the Ankara-based operations carried out jointly by the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), targeting government-dubbed “secret imams” within the police.
The seized achieve includes other details regarding the structure of the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, the number one suspect in the probe into the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
The data in the card described 2,500 ranking police officers as “enemies,” while 55 of these were said to be “vicious enemies” and referred to with an “F-5” code.
The police officers who served FETÖ with “full obedience,” on the other hand, were referred to with “A-5” and “A-4” codes, while those with certain “weak points” were given the code “B-5.”