Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Thursday people across Turkey have been lodging false complaints about others over alleged ties to the Gulen movement for personal interests.
We hve been receiving many tips, complaints every day. Fight against FETO is a national struggle. Yet, many people simply inform on each other for personal gains. We will differ them from the real complaints and issue a circular for complaints without addresses, names and concerete info,” Yıldırım stated.
There are many different ways for people to report the others for being Gulenist. The pro-government Akit TV has recently established a hotline to receive tips about the members of the Gulen Movement.
A weekly, prime-time news program named Ciddi Ciddi [Seriously] called on viewers to snitch on Gulenists through its newly-established hotline reachable on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.
The very first tip came from Hüseyin Yüksek, one of the guest speakers in the program who called on authorities to arrest Erol Kahraman, the former mayor of Adana’s Sarımazı district over alleged involvement into the movement.
Recently-created Twitter account of the program is registered with the username@fetoihbar_hatti, which translates into FETOhotline. FETO is an abbreviation coined by the government circles to descrive the alleged terrorist network of Gulen Movement within state institutions.
Earlier in August, another online portal, —fetoihbar.net–which was set up at the initiative of the Turkish government called on people to lodge complaints about the people affiliated with the movement