News Local Investigations in "police" for FETO links intensify- T/C media

Investigations in “police” for FETO links intensify- T/C media

“Authorities” in the occupied north have launched an investigation against four “police staff” for alleged links with the Fethullah Gulen Organisation (FETO), Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika reported on Thursday.

The paper writes that “police” have contacted “prime minister” Tufan Erhurman for a statement on the cases.

It also adds that an investigation against 83 other “police staff” is in the works and points out that the accused “officers” are under inquiry without a “court order”.

The “police officers” face the danger of being fired, Afrika writes.

On the same issue, Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen reports that 200 “police staff” have been called in to be interviewed for links with FETO.

So far, six of them were discharged from their duties and were removed from the force. Among them are three “police officers”, one “sergeant” and two “enlisted policemen,” according to Yeni Duzen.

The “police” has also suspended all their “bank accounts” and has frozen their assets. All six “suspects” will be arrested very soon and will be sent to “court,” Yeni Duzen writes.

Turkey blames US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen for an attempted coup on July, 15 2016, against President Erdogan, in which 240 people, most of them unarmed civilians were killed.

Turkish authorities have carried out a widespread crackdown on his suspected supporters, detaining some 160,000 people, including academics, soldiers and civil servants.

Of those, 77,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during trial, according to the interior minister.

Rights groups and Turkey’s Western allies have voiced concern about the scope of the purges, saying Erdogan had used the coup as a pretext to quash dissent.

Read more:

Top Stories

Foreign Minister to attend Cyprus-Greece-Israel meeting in Athens

Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides will be flying to Athens on Tuesday to participate in the trilateral meeting of the Ministers of...

T/C members of the Technical Committee on Culture resign

All Turkish Cypriot members of the Technical Committee on Culture submitted their resignation saying that the outcome of the “presidential elections” does not comply...

More than 900 signatures against Asphalt factory in Tseri

Online signing of petition for the suspension of work of a non-authorized industrial unit of asphalt located at the municipal boundaries of Tseri. The...

Private hospital postpones regular operations

Private Hospital Evangelismos in Paphos announced that due to increased demand, the number of cases provided by the framework of cooperation with the Health...

Expert expects reduction of COVID-19 cases due to measures

Even if there is a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases, this will not mean that the danger has been overcome and that...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...