By Fatih Hafiz Mehmet
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's assets will be frozen in Turkey until February 2019, according to the official gazette on Friday.
Turkish Council of Ministers' decision is in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.
The assets of the ex-president's son, Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi rebel group commanders -- Abd al-Khaliq al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim -- and the head of Houthis, Abdulmalik al-Houthi, were also frozen.
Abdulmalik al-Houthi and Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh have been accused of engaging in activities that threatened Yemen's peace, security and stability, according to the official gazette.
Ali Abdullah Saleh served as Yemen’s president from 1990 to 2012; he had earlier been considered as an ally of the Houthis but later was said to have had a falling out with the group shortly before his death last year.
Yemen has been dogged by violence since 2014, when the Houthis -- backed at the time by forces loyal to Saleh -- overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.