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Fethullah Gülen promises to return to Turkey if extradited Song in English on foiled Turkish coup scores 300K hits
Saul Franklin | 15 July, 2017, 00:45

Now believed to be living in the United States he is the subject of a Turkish arrest warrant.

Colonel Omer Halisdemir, who shot dead rebel General Semih Terzi before being killed by coup plotters, has been turned into a national hero.

According to the Turkish government, FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and almost 2,200 injured.

"In the following hours this feeling intensified by the horrifying realization that it was beyond a military coup, and that the perpetrators of this disgusting undertaking consisted of the disciples of Gulen, a man who called himself Imam of the Universe", he said.

But critics claim President Erdogan is using the failed putsch as a pretext to undertake a broader purge of all opposition and suppress freedom of expression. "There are only two actual journalists in jail now". Swedish lawmakers filed a complaint against Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing him of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Independent reports.

"On one hand, you call yourself a 'country of freedoms.' You will constantly criticize Turkey over human rights and freedoms and on the other hand, you will ban activities aiming at creating awareness in the worldwide community on the coup attempt that threatened the future of a country", Yıldırım told journalists.

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It still remains unclear who led the coup, and why they wanted to oust President Erdogan.

Reporters without Borders (RSF) said Turkish authorities had rescinded 775 press cards since 2016 and hundreds of journalists' passports have been cancelled without any court approval. This announcement of them was aired in the Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) in Ankara.

The constitutional referendum was held in Turkey April 16.

However, Serdar Klç also expressed frustration with the slow pace of those proceedings, and suggested the USA administration could take further steps outside the extradition process to censure Gulen.

But the rebels made a schoolboy mistake - they failed to seize the head of state.

The government says the crackdown and constitutional changes are necessary to address security threats.

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