With a relentless government crackdown against the Gülen movement already created hundreds of thousands of victims both in and outside Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has hinted at new measures to be introduced for further clampdown.
Erdoğan implied that “new measures” against the Gülen movement are in the offing. He argued that because only a few people among the Gülen movement truly repented, they will implement new measures.
“More cleansing, more dismissals are required,” he openly stated as Turkey has been undertaking the largest purge in its history, without due process.
The government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15 coup attempt.
Erdoğan calls the Gülen movement “FETÖ,” an acronym that his government coined to label the movement as a terrorist organization in the absence of any evidence to that effect.