Turkish PM warns Japan on Gülenist structuring
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoPrime Minister Binali Yıldırım has issued a warning to Japan about what Turkey calls the “Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ),” widely believed to have been behind the failed July 2016 coup attempt.
Yıldırım held a meeting with visiting Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii in Ankara on Jan. 18, during which prime ministerial sources say he warned of possible Gülen-linked operations in Japan.
Yıldırım hailed the two countries’ “already fruitful ties” and said Turkey sees Japan as an “important trade partner” in the East Asia and Pacific region, adding that he expects more Japanese firms to get involved in projects in Turkey, sources added.
He also said Ankara expects Japan to take “necessary measures” against the Gülenist network.
Ishii, meanwhile, said Japan is in “full solidarity” with Turkey and expressed the Japanese people’s happiness about the failure of last year’s coup attempt.
He added that Japan will continue to look into Gülenist structuring in the country.
Ankara says FETÖ is behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, the police, and the judiciary.