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Greece: FETO terror members with forged papers nabbed

Police searching 5 FETO terror group members find nearly 500 illegal travel documents prepared for other people

Ayhan Mehmet   | 30.09.2020
Greece: FETO terror members with forged papers nabbed


Greek police on Wednesday arrested five members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, for forgery in the capital Athens, according to the local media.

According to Greek daily Tovima, when police stopped and searched five suspects, they found 450-500 photos of illegal travel documents prepared for other people on their cellphones.

Police also found that the suspects’ IDs were fake.

Greek intelligence service and police launched an investigation into the suspects and their links.

The security forces are focusing on forgers of documents for asylum seekers who want to go to other European Union countries via Greece.

FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, in which 251 people were martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

Turkey has accused Greece of not doing enough to extradite fugitive FETO members who crossed the border after the defeated coup.

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