Turkey releases new most wanted list that includes Fethullah Gülen

Turkey releases new most wanted list that includes Fethullah Gülen

ISTANBUL – Agence France-Presse
Turkey releases new most wanted list that includes Fethullah Gülen

Fethullah Gülen (L) was included in Turkey's list of most wanted terrorists, which also includes Cemil Bayık (R), one of the founders of the outlawed PKK.

Turkey published a list of its most wanted terrorists on Oct. 28, including Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gülen, leaders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The list carries the names and details of 728 people, ranking them in five color-coded categories from red (the most wanted) to blue, green, orange and grey.

One “red” name is U.S.-based Gülen, who has been charged with “terrorism” for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Turkish government through activities of a so-called “parallel state.”

The Interior Ministry published the list the same day riot police stormed Koza İpek media group’s two television stations owned by a conglomerate linked to Gülen.

Others in red include top leaders of the PKK, including founder Cemil Bayık, acting leader Murat Karayılan and senior figure Duran Kalkan, according to the Anadolu Agency.

In all, there are 72 members of the PKK, which renewed its bloody three-decade armed campaign against the Turkish security forces since a bomb attack in July that killed 34 activists planning to deliver aid to Syrian Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobane.

The overall list also includes 12 members of ISIL, which was behind the twin suicide bombing in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people (including two suicide bombers) in the worst such attack in the country’s history.

Others named are militants from the outlawed groups of the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party Front (DKHP-C) and the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP).

Any information leading to the capture of those named may result in an reward of between 300,000 Turkish Liras (around $100,000 or 90,000 euros) and four million lira ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros), according to the website www.terorarananlar.pol.tr.