Turkey captures the nephew of the American missionary Fethullah Gulen | Daily headlines Fethullah Gulen News
Turkish media claimed that Sela Hardin was taken back to Turkey by agents of the National Intelligence Organization.
Turkish agents captured the nephew of American Muslim leader Fethullah Gulen (Fethullah Gulen) in an overseas operation and took him to Turkey where he faces prosecution.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency reported on Monday that Serahadin Gülen was wanted by Turkey for joining a terrorist organization and was arrested in an operation by the Turkish national spy agency, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The report did not say where he was arrested or when he returned to Turkey. Selahaddin is believed to live in Kenya.
According to legal documents seen by Agence France-Presse, on May 6, the Kenyan court prohibited the arrest and extradition of Sela Hardin to Turkey.
The court also ordered the return of his passport and stated that he should be allowed to return to the United States.
Selahaddin arrived in Nairobi on October 17, 2020, and was arrested two days later before being released on bail. At the request of Turkey, he was issued a red arrest warrant from Interpol. His lawyer could not comment.
His case is the latest in a series of forcible deportations of people connected with the Gulen Movement, and the Turkish government blamed it on the 2016 coup attempt.
Gülen, a former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lives in the United States and refuses to accept these allegations.
Turkey has designated his network as a terrorist organization and named it the Fethullahist terrorist organization or FETO.
In early May, Erdogan announced the arrest of an important member of the Gulen network, but did not provide details.