What is FETO?
The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), which is led by U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, emerged in 1970s as a movement providing educational services. FETO claims to be a provider of education, and its members, governed by a strong infrastructure, promote themselves abroad as volunteers of education and peace. However, when we look at the organization, they conceal their real identities in Turkey and other relevant countries as they settle into critical state institutions like the army, judiciary, security and intelligence units, and bureaucracy with a variety of identities (leftist, rightist, liberal, pious). This situation reveals the actual aim of the organization, which presents itself as the “Hizmet (Service) Movement” in the countries it operates.
A group within the Turkish army associated with Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) headed by Fetullah Gulen, currently residing in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania, attempted a coup in Turkey on July 15. The coup attempt, which claimed the lives of 240 people so far, failed thanks to the exemplary resistance of Turkish nation together with other state institutions.
WHAT IS FETO?
The Gulen cult, referred as FETO, is being directed by primary school graduate Fetullah Gulen who is believed to be a messiah by his lunatics. This cult emerged in 1970s as a movement providing education services. FETO promotes itself as a provider of education and its members, governed by a strong infrastructure, introduce themselves abroad as volunteers of education and peace. Yet, when we look at their organization, they conceal their real identities and settle into the critical state institutions like the army, judiciary, security and intelligence units and bureaucracy with a variety of identities (leftist, rightist, liberal, pious). This situation reveals the actual objective of the organization, which presents itself as the Hizmet Movement in the countries it operates.
WHAT IS ITS OBJECTIVE?
It infiltrates into strategic institutions by seemingly functioning as a school, education/culture centre, professional organization or NGO with the objective of seizing control of state institutions. Under their deviant religious ideology, they consider everything as legitimate to engage in all sorts of self – defensive deception, conspiracy, trap and illegal activities to achieve their ends. Their ends justify means. They want to redesign the world according to beliefs and thoughts of their so called “World Imam”. With years of confidential training and dissuasion activities, they have gained a high level of professionalism beyond the comprehension of ordinary people. Its members operate with a radical “devotion” and see themselves as “chosen ones”, they switch identities and commit all types of illegal acts including murder if it is needed.
WHAT HAS IT DONE SO FAR? Particularly in the last 10 years, their judges, prosecutors and security officers serving a hidden objective have sentenced countless soldiers, police, bureaucrats, journalists, academicians and authors to penalize servitude with the objective of seizing control of all state authorities. Considering himself strong enough to overtake the system, FETO made his first coup attempt in February 2012, justifying this attempt with National Intelligence Organization (MIT) Chief Hakan Fidan’s tasks aimed at resolving the Kurdish issue. The second coup attempt was made on 17 – 25 December 2013 when he attempted to put members of the government under arrest on the basis of fake corruption allegations. FETO presents itself as a pro – peace religious movement and abuses the concepts of tolerance and dialogue. Yet it actually engages in illegal activities by settling into security, judiciary and intelligence institutions of the state.
WHAT HAPPENED ON 15TH OF JULY?
On July 15th , 2016, the FETO nesting within the army attempted a new coup with armed equipments such as fighter jets, tanks and helicopters. Tanks ploughed over the citizens on the streets protesting the coup. FETO bombed the Presidential Palace, National Assembly, police and public buildings. The people in the streets protesting the coup in Ankara and Istanbul with fighter jets and also they attempted to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The coup attempt failed due to the resistance of the citizens together with other state institutions. During the coup attempt 173 civilians, 62 policemen and 5 soldiers have lost their lives. During the attack of the coup plotters 1491 people were also injured. Had the coup attempt been successful, thousands of innocent people would have lost their lives, democracy and freedom would have been abolished and a military dictatorship in line with the deviant religious views of Fetullah Gulen would have been established. This brutal coup attempt has been strongly opposed by all segments of society with different views from political parties, trade unions, civil society organizations to the media and the business world. At this point, the bloody coup has been repressed, government agencies have largely returned to their normal operations.