Turkey freezes assets of 770 people for alleged terror links

Gulen and his network are suspected by the Turkish government of being the brain behind a horrific coup attempt in 2016. The allegations have been refuted by Gulen.

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Turkey freezes assets of 770 people for alleged terror links
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According to a decision published in Turkey’s official gazette on Friday, the assets of 770 Turkish nationals and a Chicago-based organization have been frozen.

Gulen and his network are suspected by the Turkish government of being the brain behind a horrific coup attempt in 2016. The allegations have been refuted by Gulen.

Gulen is the honorary president of a Chicago foundation with properties in Turkey that have already been frozen. The Alliance for Shared Values, the parent organization of the Niagara Foundation, is a non-profit affiliated with the Gulen movement, which Turkey has branded as a terrorist organization.

According to the list, 119 more people had their property confiscated because of purported ties to the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the al-Nusra Front, and many other terrorist groups that exploit religion.

In a similar vein, another 108 people were targeted for possible connections to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which Turkey and the US have branded as a terrorist group.

The verdict also named 89 people with potential ties to leftist groups categorized as terrorist organizations.

Turkey’s interior, treasury, and finance ministers all endorsed the decision.

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