Turkey will Seize the Assets of 187 Businessmen tied with Fethullah Gulen

Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 15:00

Turkey on Thursday ordered the seizure of the assets of 187 businessmen suspected of links to US-based opposition leader Fethullah Gulen. Gulen masterminded the failed Turkish Coup.

Sixty out of 187 suspects including CEOs were detained as police launched an operation in Istanbul and other provinces against the gulenists.

Anadolu also reported Turkish police have launched simultaneous operations in 18 cities against companies linked to Gulen.

They are accused by justice ministry of alleged "membership in a terror organization" and "providing financial support to a terror organization."

Gulen has created a vast network in Turkey which played a major role in the pro-American coup. Gulen is also linked to the US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.