Hüseyin Adalan, a columnist for pro-government Milat and Yenisöz dailies, has tweeted that killing people affiliated with Turkey’s Gülen movement is “a religious obligation for Turkish state,” the Haberdar daily reported.

“Honorable Turkish state needs to reveal its power. Killing FETÖ members is a religious obligation,” Adalan said in a tweet he posted several days ago.

“FETÖ” is a term coined by the AKP government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to refer to members of the Gülen movement, which is accused of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

The movement strongly denies any involvement.

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