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Greece sends FETO fugitives to third countries: Report

Fugitives sent to Germany, Belgium, Canada over fear of possible operation by Turkish intelligence, according to Greek media

Tevfik Durul   | 16.04.2022
Greece sends FETO fugitives to third countries: Report

ATHENS

The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) members, who fled to Greece after the 2016 defeated coup in Turkiye, were sent to third countries by the Greek authorities, local media reported on Saturday.

Authorities sent eight FETO fugitives to Germany, Belgium, and Canada over the fear of a possible operation by the Turkish intelligence service, according to Greek daily Ta Nea.

The fugitives left Greece in two phases without causing any leakage in their movements, it added.

FETO fugitives have been known to flee to Greece, and Turkiye has criticized Athens’ failure to extradite them to face justice.

FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkiye, in which 251 people were killed and 2,734 injured.

The Turkish government 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.

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