Turkish government has seized a local convenience store, called Sezer Gida in Mardin’s Kiziltepe district over its alleged links to the Gulen movement and appointed a trustee panel to take over the management.
The movement stands accused of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt despite its successive denials of involvement.
The trustee panel appointed to Sezer Gida, accused of giving financial support to the movement, included Zeynep Alkis, a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party’s (AK Party) Central Decision and Executive Council (MKYK).
Yet, according to Sozcu daily newspaper, Alkis turned down the post saying: “I didn’t not accept the task. I found it unethical since I know the owners of this market in person.”
The Turkish government has seized 809 companies as part of its crackdown on opposition and critical groups in the country since July 15, 2016.