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FETO fugitive attacks journalist Yunus Paksoy

FETO fugitive attacks journalist Yunus Paksoy
By Newsroom
Jun 2, 2024 12:31 AM

Turkish journalist Yunus Paksoy was attacked by a fugitive FETO terrorist while filming the Pennsylvania farm where FETO leader Fetullah Gülen was staying. The terrorist attacked Paksoy’s camera.The attacker was identified as FETO member Ahmet Can

In recent days, allegations that FETO ringleader Fetullah Gülen was dead or kidnapped have come to the forefront. Journalist Paksoy, who was filming in Pennsylvania to uncover the fate of the FETO ringleader, was attacked by a member of the terrorist organization.

In a statement following the attack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the assault. The Foreign Ministry also announced that an appeal will be made to the US authorities to ensure the attacker is punished.

What is FETO 

Türkiye has been the target of various terrorist organizations due to its strategic location at the crossroads of continents, religions, and cultures. Unlike other terrorist groups that operate openly, Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) has clandestinely conducted its activities since the 1960s, masquerading behind a facade of legality while pursuing its illegal agenda.

FETO aims to establish a new political, economic, and social order, which deviates significantly from Islamic principles, by exploiting religion for its own ends. Engaging in a range of criminal activities including oppression, blackmail, threats, assassinations, conspiracies, espionage, and money laundering, FETO has demonstrated a blatant disregard for Türkiye’s sovereignty, democracy, and the core values of the Republic.

The treacherous coup attempt on July 15  2016 was a direct assault on Türkiye’s national sovereignty, democratic institutions, and the foundational principles of the Republic. FETO’s involvement in this heinous act further underscores the grave threat it poses to Türkiye’s stability and security.

 As of July 1, 2023, FETO schools have been closed in a total of 48 countries, either taken over and operated directly by the relevant countries or transferred to the Türkiye Maarif Foundation. Currently, educational activities are being carried out by the Türkiye Maarif Foundation in 447 educational institutions in 51 countries.

In many countries, FETO-affiliated structures have been banned, and their members have been deported. Some international organizations, including the OIC, have adopted decisions recognizing FETO as a terrorist organization. The Pakistan Supreme Court ruled that the activities of FETO-affiliated groups declared as terrorist organizations would violate the Pakistani Constitution, and thus, it banned all activities of the terrorist organization in the country.

Last Updated:  Jun 5, 2024 3:49 PM