Operations to oust FETÖ terrorists will continue: Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announces that operations to clear out FETÖ terrorists from institutions will continue

Turkey will continue to clear out Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) terrorists said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Thursday.
“Our success in the judiciary in terms of ousting FETÖ is far ahead of other institutions. This is not a coincidence, it is because the judiciary was the first institution to be affected,” Yıldırım said.

Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary, as well as in state institutions across the country, to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ.

“FETÖ terrorists betrayed the judiciary after the 2010 referendum. When the time came, they were all identified and removed,” the Prime Minister said.

“There are no longer 3,581 traitors among you. A total of 4,235 assistant personnel were cleared from the judiciary. There are, most probably, still people linked to FETÖ in more junior positions. We expect the operations to oust these people to continue.”

FETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey’s July 15 coup plot and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.