Monday 5 June 2017 | 6:5 PM Damascus Local Time
  • Fethullah Gulen And 130 Turks Would Lose Their Citizenship


    Agencies (Qasioun) – The Turkish interior ministry on Monday announced that 130 Turks would lose their citizenship if they do not return to the country within 90 days.


    The group of 130 Turkish citizens includes exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen (pictured above) and two lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP), Faysal Sariyildiz and Tugba Hezer.


    Ankara has accused the US-based cleric and his supporters of orchestrating a failed coup last year that left more than 300 people dead, including civilians.


    Since then, the government has launched a nationwide crackdown on suspected members of Gulen's movement, with some 50,000 people arbitrarily jailed and more than 120,000 purged from jobs in civil services and the armed forces.


    Source: DW

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