Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) has abducted yet another follower of the Gulen movement and forced him back to Turkey in the latest of such forced returns by the organization.
“Yusuf Inan, a FETO-linked social media expert, who fled to Ukraine after the 2016 defeated coup attempt — was brought to the country following operations conducted by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT),” state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.
Inan is wanted on accusation of membership to the Gulen movement which the government calls FETO.
The operation came two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that MIT would get another FETO member from Ukraine soon.
Turkish president Erdoğan accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding a failed coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 while the latter denies involvement.
More than 150,000 people have been detained and 90,000 were remanded in prison over Gulen links in Turkey since the summer of 2016. Meanwhile, Erdogan called on foreign governments to punish Gulenists in their own countries.
So far, a number of countries like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Georgia and Myanmar handed over academics, businessmen and school principals upon the Turkish government’s request despite the fact that some of those victims already had refugee status with the United Nations.
According to Turkish government’s narrative, MIT conducts such operations by itself in some countries and brings the suspects back without involvement of any other foreign law enforcement.
Last week, two other Gulen followers, Isa Ozdemir and Salih Zeki Yigit, were brought back from from Azerbaijan and Ukraine in a MIT operation.