A Konya stallholder has hung a banner that read “People affiliated with the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization are not allowed to shop here,” on his sales booth, revealing the dimension of demonization of Gulen movement and its followers in Turkey once again.
Speaking to Pro-AK Party Islamist daily Yeni Şafak, stallholder Mustafa Görür called the movement followers “infidels,” and added:
“God curse them all [the movement followers]. This banner will not negatively effect my sales.Our future is important. We won’t allow them to do something like that [coup attempt],” Görür stated.
The AK Party government and President Tayyip Erdoğan have designated the faith-based Gülen movement, which runs charities, schools and businesses around the world, as a terrorist organization and have launched a widespread crackdown on suspected members since the failed coup attempt. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the coup attempt, although the movement denies any involvement.