Sunday, January 13, 2019
*Please note this is a direct quote from a Turkish newspaper friendly to President Erdogan. FETO refers to the Fethullah Gülen movement, which has been banned by Turkish authorities.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Worldwide money laundering ring of Gulen Movement, Bank Accounts and Holdings#AdemArici #KemalOksuz #AkinIpek #MahmutCikmaz #SelahattinKarakus #AdilBaguirov #IzzetAkyar
Kemal Oksuz is coming back to the USA under Indictment
From the Houston Chronicle
Akin Ipek - indicted in UK 9/24
Izzet Akyar main conduit in Pennslyvania lives 3 miles from Gulen Compound TD Bank closed his accounts because of wire transfering activity.
Izzet tried to sue TD Bank and under grounds they closed his account because he is a gulenist. No they closed it cause you are a criminal
Adem Arici serving the end of his 5 year sentence for money laundering via his grocery stores, very high up at the Turkish Cultural Center of NY and Sema Foundation
Part of the money was wired to Fulton Science Academy and other schools- Adem got a lighter sentence (5 years instead of the 30) He should be out by this December 2018
Adil Baguirov Baku's man in the USA very close ally to the Azerbaijani government. He was on the Dayton, OH school board and wanted to run for Congress ...
Mahmut Cikmaz Gulen "Safe Box of Sudan" aka "Mr. 10 % arrested and brought back to Turkey
Selahattin Karakus- Gulen member in Brooklyn got his restaurant seized money laundering via the business,
Is in the Sheeps Head area which is a Gulen residential area - This school is very close to their Syracuse Academy of Science which has a back prayer room we have on
video given by a Gulenists who left the cult
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Turkish MIT and Moldova police REMOVE 6 Gulenists from country to face justice in Turkey #SerceGokhan
Turkish Secret Services Nab Six 'Gulenists' in Moldova
Moldovan and Turkish intelligence services on Thursday detained six Turkish nationals working for a private chain of high schools in Moldova that is linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. GULENIST Serce Gokhan TEACHING IN AMERICA taught at this school in Moldova click here Serce Gokhan click here
|President Igor Dodon met the Turkish president Recep Erdogan on Ataturk International Airport on March 18 in Istanbul. Photo: Igor Dodon`s Facebook page|
Turkish pro-government media on Thursday said the Turkish intelligence service, the MIT, had participated in the detaining of six Turkish nationals that morning in Moldova and had taken them into an unknown direction.
All six were teachers or students at the Horizont Turkish high-school private chain, which is seen as close to the exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. One was only 14 years old, but he was shortly released.
"They were taken this morning, but my son and his professor were released. But another professor was taken after they broke down his door,” the father of the teen said.
He added that he feared that the others would be sent to Turkey on the first flight from Chisinau.
The detainees were named as Riza Dogan, director of the Durlesti branch of the Horizont school network, Hasan Karacaoglu, deputy general manager, Yasin Ozdil, responsible for public relations at the same school, Ahmet Bilgi, director of Ciocana branch of the school chain and Feridon Tufekci, director of the Ceadir-Lunga branch of the network.
Moldova's secret service, the SIS, stated that it had conducted an operation designed to prevent threats to national security in several localities. The actions were carried out by the SIS Antiterrorist Center.
However, Turkish media claimed it was their own intelligence service, the MIT, that carried out the detentions. "The MIT, which earlier dealt a major blow to FETO’s Balkan branch [Kosovo] ... is now conducting an operation in Moldova," a Turkish media outlet reported.
Turkey routinely styles Gulen supporters as members of the "FETO", the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation.
Turkey's government has vowed to track down and bring home people it sees as linked to Gulen. The Ankara government blames the exiled cleric for a failed coup in Turkey in 2016.
Turkey has also put countries in the Balkans under strong pressure to close down any educational or charitable institutions linked to Gulen.
On March 31, Turgay Sen, a Turkish national and director of the Horizont high-school private chain was detained without explanation by the SIS.
Sen was accused of financing terrorism and banned from leaving the country for 10 days, until April 10. He was released after he filled in a request for political asylum in Moldova to avoid extradition or rendition to Turkey.
Less than two weeks before Sen’s arrest, Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced that he had met his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan at Istanbul airport on March 18, and had talked about Turkey repairing the Presidency building in Chisinau, which was damaged in the street riots on April 7, 2009, which toppled the then Communist-led government.
Erdogan was expected in Moldova on August 27 on the National Day of Moldova to open the new Presidential Palace, but the ceremony has been postponed to October.
Dodon said on Wednesday on a TV political show that he expected the Turkish President for the grand opening.
There are five Horizont high schools in Moldova. The educational institution opened in 1993. They host 1,691 pupils and employ about 376 staff from Moldova, Turkey and Albania.
Kosovo and Bulgaria have both returned suspected “Gulenists” to Turkey despite sharp criticism from rights organisations, and sometimes from the EU.
In April, the European Union criticized Kosovo for deporting six Turkish alleged foes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying it raised questions about Kosovo’s respect for human rights. The deportations on March 29 were approved by Kosovo’s interior minister and intelligence chief, prompting their dismissal by Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who said the officials had acted without his permission. The deportees allegedly had ties to the Gulen movement, which Turkey calls the “FETO terrorist movement”.
In October 2016, Bulgaria returned to Turkey at least six people who were allegedly linked to Gulen networks. Border police found them in Ruse, on the border with Romania, where they had attempted to cross over. After all of them claimed asylum, they were told that they would be taken a refugee centre – but the vehicle took them instead to the Turkish border.
Turkey has continued to pressure Bulgaria over the same issue, however. Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu recently reportedly asked his Bulgarian counterpart to check 14 organizations and schools where Turkey suspects Gulen supporters work.
In Macedonia, meanwhile, a court in August 2017 fined a dual Macedonian-Turkish citizen, a suspected Gulen supporter, for insulting Turkish President Erdogan on Facebook. Turkish Ambassador Tulin Erkal Kara hailed the court victory, which fined the accused 24,600 Macedonian denars [$4,600], saying it set an example. “All Turkish missions, agencies here carry out a serious struggle against FETÖ traitors and we managed to restrict their activities and this insult case helped us to silence
more here https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/09/turkish-teachers-detained-moldova-gulen.htmlhttp://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/six-turkish-professors-detained-by-moldovan-secret-services-09-06-2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Is Kyrgyzstan under FETO's command?
In his recent two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to exert pressure on Bishkek to take action against the Gulen network, which Ankara accused of staging a failed coup in July 2016.
U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, once an Erdogan ally, is the loose center of a sprawling, amorphous social network. Gulen founded a movement which has, among other things, built and staffed hundreds of schools around the world, including in Central Asia where the schools filled a critical gap left by the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Once a key aspect of Turkish soft power in the region, these schools have since become lightning rods in Turkey’s various contemporary bilateral relationships. After the failed coup, Turkish authorities demanded that Gulen-linked schools be shut down, lest they try to inspire a coup in Kyrgyzstan. That demand was met by prickly then-President Almazbek Atambayev’s sharp tongue: “If Turkey is so smart, why did it miss a coup?”Kyrgyzstan renamed the schools but didn’t shut them.
Two years later Atambayev is out, Jeenbekov is in, and Turkey is still trying to pressure Kyrgzystan into shutting Gulen-linked schools and organizations. The network of Turkish schools in Kyrgyzstan, known previously as Sebat lyceums, were renamed and reregistered last year, but they were not closed as has happened in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan responded in a similar fashion, renaming schools but not shutting them down.
Earlier this year, when Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov made a two-day visit to Turkey — his first foreign visit outside of the former Soviet Union since taking office in November 2017 — the persistent Gulen issue arose. After talks with Jeenbekov, Erdogan said, “We made clear our expectations from Kyrgyzstan in the fight against FETO.”
FETO is what Turkish authorities call Gulen’s network, which it has dubbed the “Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization.”
Erdogan then went on to repeat its 2016 refrain suggesting a coup in Kyrgyzstan. “It is such an organization that it has the character to do the same to Kyrgyzstan tomorrow what it did to us today,” Erdogan said before commenting that he believed Jeenbekov “will act more shrewdly and take the needed measures more rapidly.”
At the time, Jeenbekov did not respond directly, only emphasizing his desire for closer relations with Turkey.
Erdogan’s recent foray to Kyrgyzstan included a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart, attending a Kyrgyz-Turkish business forum, the opening of a new mosque and a visit to the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University for the ceremonial opening of a new medical department, as well as a summit of the Turkic Council and an appearance at the opening of the 3rd World Nomad Games.
In statements with Jeenbekov on September 1, Erdogan reportedly said he didn’t want the relationship to return to its poor 2016 state. He then brought out the old canard, saying that “We don’t want our brotherly people to encounter such problems” like a coup and that Gulen supporters “may infiltrate the interior ministry, military structures, such a coup may happen in Kyrgyzstan as well.”
Jeenbekov in turn emphasized that the schools were under government control and have an excellent reputation. As Chris Rickleton noted in an article for Eurasianet, Erdogan managed to slip a reference to the Gulen network into nearly all of his public appearances.
Turkey continues to hammer at the Gulen issue and Kyrgyzstan continues to hedge, balancing several important concerns.
First, the Gulen schools are critical to Kyrgyzstan’s educational system, which remains weak in significant ways. For example, a new school in Kyzyl-Ozgorush in southern Kyrgyzstan was constructed in 2010, but could fit only 120 students, leaving 600 to use the old school, built in 1957. Last year, the crumbling old school was declared unfit for use and students began classes in yurts, a situation that persists in the new school year, RFE/RL reported recently.
Second, and this follows the first point closely, Gulen schools have operated in Kyrgyzstan successfully for more than two decades. These schools have meaningful domestic constituencies, from former students to the parents of current students.
Third, a good working relationship with Turkey is important for Kyrgyzstan’s economy. While Kyrgyzstan’s trade volumes with Turkey fall behind Kazakhstan, Russia, and China in particular, Turkey remains an important economic partner. Jeenbekov said that the bilateral trade volume between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey was around $356 million, with their eyes set on crossing an ambitious $1 billion one day.
And lastly, one cannot discount the role domestic politics plays in how a state conducts its foreign policy. Jeenbekov’s public split from Atambayev gave the new president an opportunity to at least deal cordially with Erdogan. Jeenbekov may not ultimately bend to Erdogan’s demands, but he hasn’t insulted Turkey outright like Atambayev did. Thus Jeenbekov operates from a stronger position vis-a-vis Turkey than Atambayev had.
For now, Jeenbekov is maintaining the balance: refraining from antagonizing Turkey by rebuffing its insinuations of a pending Gulen-sparked coup while also not antagonizing domestic supporters of the Gulen schools by leaving them open. How far is Turkey willing to go to tip Jeenbekov into action along Ankara’s desired path and how strongly is Jeenbekov willing to resist Turkish pressure?
Monday, July 30, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
bringing the total to 82 (that we know of) from over 71 countries, soon they will circle in on the USA operation and no American official will help them.