If terror is the use of violence by non-state actors targeting civilians in order to achieve their political objectives, Gulenists did this on the night of July 15 in 2016 and, hence, they are a textbook example of terrorist organizations – a very innovative one.
FETO members in Kyrgyzstan, along with fugitives from Turkey, have accumulated enough power to darken the country’s future.
Greece – a country that has witnessed several military coups, and Germany – one of the founding countries of the EU, have welcomed military coup plotters who staged the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.
Following the July 15, 2016, military coup in Turkey, Andrew Brunson – an Evangelical pastor currently under house arrest in Turkey – said: “We were waiting for some events to shake the Turks […], the coup attempt was a shock, many Turks trusted the military as they did in the past […] We will eventually win.”
The U.S. demands Turkey to release Andrew Brunson but at the same time refuses to extradite Fetullah Gulen – the leader of the terrorist organization, FETO.
The founding member of the EU and supposedly a state of law – Germany – is guarding the July 15 coup plotters and this is not kept as a secret.
“The Western world’s expectations of help and partnership from Turkey on important matters is in vain; it must first understand and respect Turkey’s struggle against terrorism and provide intelligence, logistical and psychological support for its ally against common enemies.”
Following the suppression of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, the unfinished democratization project of civil-military relations entered a new phase.
It’s important that Turkey does not give up on the fight against FETO in order for the country to succeed with its governmental progress.
The presidential leadership of Erdogan was a crucial factor in the failure of the July 15 military coup attempt.