The Fetullah Terror Organization (FETÖ), whose television and radio channels in Turkey have been shut down in, maintains its propaganda through television broadcasts via a satellite in Europe.
Unable to conduct it propaganda in Turkey, FETÖ has chosen Germany for its television and radio broadcasting. The terrorist organization previously purchased “Mobility Channel,” a channel that broadcasted cars using the abbreviation “MC.” FETÖ has renamed it, and continues its propaganda as “Merih Channel.”
Turkey launches operation targeting FETÖ media network
Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for 35 people on suspicion of links to last July's attempted military coup perpetrated by Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).The detention warrants were issued to the suspects on the grounds of "membership of an armed terrorist organisation". Police conducted raids at the suspects' addresses.The suspects were believed to be users of ByLock, an encrypted messaging app that was used by the network of FETÖ terrorists. The detention warrants were aimed at the media branch of the FETÖ network. FETÖ’s political espionage: US based terrorists spied on Turkish govtSome 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended from jobs in the civil service and private sector and more than 50,000 have been detained for links to the coup. Some 150 media outlets have also been shut down for their FETÖ links.A total of 249 people were martyred and nearly 2,200 injured in the July 15 failed coup which was perpetrated by Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), led by ringleader Fetullah Gülen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. Gülen pursued a long-running campaign to overthrow the Turkish government through the infiltration of state institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary as well as in state institutions across the country to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ.Germany harbors FETÖ terrorist ÖksüzRuling party serves Turkish nation: President ErdoğanTurkish PM, Kyrgyz counterpart discuss FETÖ in Ankara
Broadcasting from Germany
Beginning its broadcast at the beginning of 2015, MC TV had to stop its operations in November 2015 after the television channels linked to the organization were removed from Türksat. The channel this year has been reactivated in Germany, and has become the voice of the terrorist organization.
The center of broadcasting which is conducted through Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite is Hessen state, Germany. Broadcasting 24/7, the channel mostly televises the series of Samanyolu TV, which was shut down due to its connections to the terrorist organization.
Germany harbors FETÖ terrorist Öksüz
As the trial- regarding the incidents that took place at Akıncı Air Base where the July 15 coup attempt was administrated- of 486 Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members continue, critical information has been discovered on fugitive Adil Öksüz, who is among the suspects of the trial. Authorities have been searching for him for more than a year. Commanding the coup attempt from Akıncı Air Base, Öksüz had been arrested by gendarmerie on July 16, traced one kilometer from the base in Fethiye, a district of Turkey’s Muğla province. Öksüz, who was caught around 11:00 a.m. and had in his possession a black suitcase, claimed that he was there to “inquire about a piece of land”. Öksüz, unlike the other FETÖ terrorists, was taken to the Sincan Courthouse instead of Ankara’s Police Department, and was released from custody on parole.Turkish PM, Kyrgyz counterpart discuss FETÖ in AnkaraÖKSÜZ REQUESTS TEMPORARY ASYLUMIt was later learned that the file of Adil Öksüz, who met Prime Ministry adviser Ali İhsan Sarıkoca at the police station was hidden from investigative authorities. Additionally, his GPS device and mobile phone was returned to him, which should have been confiscated. Released on parole when 99 of the 100 coup attempt suspects were detained, Öksüz flew from Ankara to Istanbul on July 18. Öksüz, who is known to have traveled to Sakarya, is still at large. There is no record that Öksüz left the country through legal channels. However, Yeni Şafak sources reported that fugitive Adil Öksüz is now in Germany. The document previously sent by the Ministry of Justice Directorate General for International Law and Foreign Relations to the Police Intelligence, to Counterterrorism Departments, to the National Intelligence Organization and to the Public Prosecutor of Ankara stated that two witnesses have seen Öksüz in Frankfurt and Ulm, Germany. According to reports, Öksüz requested for temporary residence in Germany, and he made his application in the Baden-Württemberg state.FETÖ charged for duping students to transfer moneyCONTACT WITH US EMBASSYGranted temporary asylum by the foreigners' department, Öksüz was given special and differential treatment. Normally, the names of the people who apply for temporary asylum are included in the system. However, Öksüz’s name is not listed in the official records.Öksüz was identified to have contacted the U.S. embassy six days after the coup attempt. It is reported that Germany, the patron of FETÖ terrorists, adopted this method because they would not be able to justify Öksüz’s asylum request approval. Moreover, the reports say that Öksüz left for Hannover after his application process was complete.PM applies to intervene in key coup attempt trialÖKSÜZ, GÜLEN FOOTAGEA video emerged showing Adil Öksüz with the ringleader Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state. In the footage, Öksüz kneels before Gülen. Also, Öksüz was reported to have sent his wife Aynur Öksüz and his three children to the United States on June 30, 2016, 15 days before the coup attempt.FETÖ’S RIGHT HANDVanishing into thin air after the coup attempt, Adil Öksüz, FETÖ’s right hand, held coup meetings in Ankara, attended by many generals and military officers. These meetings specified the tasks of FETÖ terrorists, and finalized the coup attempt. Öksüz finally went to the U.S. on July 11, 2016, and received approval from the ringleader Fetullah Gülen. Returning to Turkey on July 13, Öksüz was at 4th Akıncı Main Jet Base, where Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and some force commanders were held hostage by the coup plotters, and F-16 fighter jets took off to bomb Ankara on the night of July 15. Öksüz is reported to have conveyed Gülen’s instructions and to have given a “coup order” to FETÖ terrorists.FETÖ’s underground operations uncoveredMILITARY MESS AS HEADQUARTERSThe surveillance cameras at Akıncı Air Base were deactivated, hence Adil Öksüz has never been caught on cameras since June 19. Öksüz administrated the coup attempt from the briefing hall, located behind the 143rd fleet, used as headquarters, and described as a military mess. Unlike other FETÖ terrorists Kemal Batmaz, Harun Biniş ve Nurettin Oruç, Öksüz never came to the hall of the fleet, where surveillance cameras are installed.Indictment demands life sentences for FETÖ accusedFETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary. Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary as well as in state institutions across the country to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ. The terrorist group is also known for its network comprised of hundreds of schools around the world.
FETÖ ringleader’s speeches broadcasted
FETÖ ringleader Fetullah Gülen’s speeches are frequently broadcasted on the channel, which has five short news bulletins. The channel, which promotes an affiliated magazine and so-called charity organization, has no other advertisements. FETÖ also has a radio channel, broadcasted from Europe under the same name.
The broadcasting quality of the channel is low and its YouTube broadcast is watched by few.
The fact that FETÖ has chosen Europe for its broadcasting is reminiscent of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization. PKK is also known with its long-maintained television broadcasting through European satellites under various names.
More than 200 PKK suspects held in eastern Turkey
More than 200 suspects linked to the PKK terrorist group have been held in eastern Van province following multiple anti-smuggling operations carried out over the course of last two months, the provincial gendarmerie command said on Thursday.The operations were aimed at hitting the PKK’s sources of funding.In a statement, the gendarmerie said: “A total of 211 suspects were detained during 146 operations carried out by security forces across the city and rural areas; 57 of suspects were remanded in custody by the local court,”.During the operations, 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of heroin, 54 kilograms (119 pounds) marijuana as well as 750,000 contraband cigarettes, 10 tons of tobacco, 11 tons of smuggled tea, 2 tons of oil fuel and 3,000 appliances were confiscated, it said.The seized drugs and goods were estimated to be worth at least 29 million Turkish lira ($8.19 million); companies and people involved in smuggling were also fined, it added.More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.Turkey limits border traffic at Syria crossing: customs ministerTurkey launches operation targeting FETÖ media network
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.
The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.
Some of PKK’s television channels in Europe were shut down by court order; or their broadcast was suspended by satellite companies. PKK has three channels broadcasting through Hotbird satellite, just like FETÖ’s MC TV.
FETÖ’s political espionage: US based terrorists spied on Turkish govt
In the indictment of a former judge, who was discharged from duty for being a Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) member, it is stated that the terrorist illegally wired many key figures and organizations such as politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen, academicians, associations, foundations and companies in many locations, including the U.S., for three years and seven months under the pretext of investigation.FETÖ RECORDED CONVERSATIONS ILLEGALLYThe 60-page indictment prepared for former Erzurum Tax Court judge Mehmet Fatih Işık, who was arrested after July 15 and was a ByLock user, indicated that he illegally listened to high-level officials of the state for years using investigations as an excuse and feeding the information he obtained to other countries.FETÖ members targeted officials in high-ranking government positions, and used their positions to prepare the groundwork to monitor and record communication. It was found that if law enforcement officers were not able to provide just and persuasive documents, they would base their reasons on abstract evidence. In this way, FETÖ could monitor communications with technical devices.Germany harbors FETÖ terrorist ÖksüzCONVERSATIONS WERE RECORDED FOR ALMOST FOUR YEARSFETÖ members listened to and recorded 239 people within the scope of the investigation that took three years and seven months.FETÖ decided to monitor 78 people with technical means. FETÖ also used the same tactic in respect to 10 different associations, foundations and locations, and without specifying who or what was part of the investigation.The FETÖ members who applied for the detection of communication of official figures and institutions extended the illegal listening and recording 1,348 times.FETÖ identified and recorded interviews with the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary and senior bureaucrats that should have remained confidential in terms of state security and politics.The terrorist organization also tried to depict humanitarian organizations such as the IHH and other legal entities as in favor of Iran or terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda.Ruling party serves Turkish nation: President ErdoğanTHE AIM: POLITICAL ESPIONAGEConsidering the provisions of the legislation, it was determined that the listening was carried out from many different locations, one of which was the U.S., although it was illegal to listen from anywhere but the Technical Bureau Authority.It has been observed FETÖ members who listened to and recorded the transmissions of government members that should have remained confidential, for three years and seven months as part of an investigation, did so for leverage in terms of political espionage. This data was transferred to computers with different IP numbers.FETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary. Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary as well as in state institutions across the country to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ. The terrorist group is also known for its network comprised of hundreds of schools around the world.Turkish PM, Kyrgyz counterpart discuss FETÖ in AnkaraFETÖ charged for duping students to transfer money
FETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary as well as in state institutions across the country to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ.
The terrorist group is also known for its network comprised of hundreds of schools around the world.
Turkish PM, Kyrgyz counterpart discuss FETÖ in Ankara
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım met his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov in capital Ankara on Tuesday, according to the premier’s office.A statement issued by the office said the two leaders discussed the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and other regional issues."The presence of FETÖ in Kyrgyzstan should not overshadow friendship between the two countries, and the Kyrgyz authorities should show the necessary cooperation on the issue," the office said.The Kyrgyz side expressed willingness to do their best in defeating the terror group from the country.FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and some 2,200 injured.Turkey accuses FETÖ of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
FETÖ charged for duping students to transfer money
A local court in Turkey indicted several suspects on Tuesday for using bank accounts of students to transfer money to high-ranking Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members, which orchestrated last July’s failed coup.The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office had submitted an indictment for 68 suspects to the court in southeastern Batman province, which included a statement by a university student who was "responsible for district students" living in FETÖ-run houses.In his statement the student, who was not named for security concerns, said he asked students who lived in the FETÖ houses to open bank accounts in their names.FETÖ’s underground operations uncoveredThe bank cards from these accounts were later used by FETÖ members to receive salary from the organization, he said.The student in his statement also spoke about another member with the code name ‘Burak’ who took students to the bank and collected their bank cards.There were others with code names Muhammed and Omer who brought students to the bank, he said.The balance in these accounts never exceeded 3,000-4,000 Turkish liras ($850-1,134) per month, to prevent undue attention.PM applies to intervene in key coup attempt trialThe accounts were opened in Bank Asya -- a participation bank affiliated with U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who leads the FETÖ group.Bank Asya's banking license was cancelled on July 22, 2016 -- seven days after the failed coup bid -- by Turkey’s Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK).FETÖ orchestrated the defeated coup of July 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.FETÖ is also behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.Indictment demands life sentences for FETÖ accused