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A dozen arrested in Anatolian city while trying to raise money for those jailed

Pro-AKP paper Milliyet reported that about a dozen people in Anatolian city Kayseri who were in a meeting to raise money for those jailed due to Gulen membership accusations, raided and arrested. 

Milliyet story continues: ”Kayseri Police Department conducted an operation targeting the members of Fettullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), the name the Turkish government has used in the recent years to refer to the religious movement led by Pennsylvania-based cleric Fethullah Gülen. The police department caught 12 FETÖ members while they were at the meeting. After the investigation, the police department announced that those people were collecting donations for the families of the FETÖ prisoners.

According to the information obtained,  Kayseri Police Department’s Smuggling and Organized Crime Branch was tracking these members for a long time. According to the police department, these people were collecting donations for the members of the FETÖ and supporting the families of the member of the organization. After the operation, these 12 people were taken into custody for further investigation.”

Mustafa Öz

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