The pro-government Sabah daily reported that Osman Karaca, a Turkish educator living in Mexico, has forcibly been brought back to Turkey by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT).
“Karaca was arrested on charges of ‘founding and masterminding an armed terrorist organization,” the daily reported.
Turkish government holds the Gulen movement responsible for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement. More than 126,000 people have been detained over ties to the movement in Turkey so far while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier called on foreign governments to punish Gulen followers in their own countries.
More than 100 people were forcibly returned from abroad so far, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Speaking to media on the second anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed coup, Cavusoglu said the government rounded up over 100 such people abroad and brought them back to Turkey as part of investigations.
“We brought back several leading FETO members from abroad. It made it into the news on some occasions and didn’t on others. We didn’t speak about some of those in the media at the request of the countries they were brought from. We can say that we have brought back over 100 leading FETO members from several countries,” Cavusoglu said