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World Bank resolution center rules for Turkey, against FETO terror group company

Claims systematically voiced by terror group FETO demanding compensation proven to be unlawful, says Turkey

Uğur Aslanhan   | 22.09.2021
World Bank resolution center rules for Turkey, against FETO terror group company


The investment dispute resolution arm of the World Bank has ruled in favor of Turkey in a case filed by a puppet company of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) – the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey – Turkey’s Savings Deposit Insurance Fund announced Tuesday.

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) issued the ruling in favor of Turkey and against the FETO dummy company, said a statement by the fund.

In the case, Cascade Investments NV (Cascade), a FETO dummy company, claimed to own 99.94% of the shares of Turkey’s Cihan Media Distribution and had sought €126 million ($148 million) in compensation

But the investment dispute center rejected the claim by FETO terror group members, also denying the compensation claim.

The dummy company which filed the claim against Turkey was established by members of the Belgian Turkish Businessmen's Association (BETIAD) in Belgium.

For years the group has played an important role in financing the FETO terrorist group.

Nine members of BETIAD established the dummy company, the statement added.

The fund’s statement added that in the arbitration case, a Sept. 20 decision rejected the baseless allegations made by the FETO terror group members.

"The claims systematically voiced by FETO (terror group) in the international arena and the arbitration cases demanding compensation have been proven to be groundless and unlawful," it added.

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

Ankara 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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