Turks can now report people affiliated with Gulen Movement around them and lodge complaints through an Internet site set up at the initiative of the Turkish government.
The portal www.fetoihbar.net has been named after FETO, an abbreviation that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan coined in order to describe the alleged network of the Gülen movement’s sympathizers within state institutions.
“If you know anyone affiliated with the FETO, let us know by filing the form below and we will put your report in process. Those who want to be confessors, please get into contact with us by filling the form below,” the website says.
While the government accuses the faith-based Gülen Movement of masterminding a military coup attempt on July 15 which killed some 240 people and wounded a thousand others, the movement has repeatedly repudiated such claims, condemning any intervention into democratically-elected administrations.
However, the movement members are now going through a massive purge by the Turkish government. More than 75,000 people have been purged from within public institutions while 30,000 people have been detained over alleged links to the movement since July 15. Meanwhile, nearly 15,000 people were arrested pending trial.