Turkey prosecutor launches probe on Gulen

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office says investigation on U.S.-based preacher is run by prosecutor dealing with

Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office says investigation on U.S.-based preacher is run by prosecutor dealing with "crimes against constitution"

ANKARA - Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Ankara has launched an investigation on Fethullah Gulen, U.S.-based Turkish cleric accused of leading an organization that seeks to topple the Turkish government.

An official from the prosecutor’s office said a process for gathering evidence was under way and it was too early to comment on the investigation.

The office said the files of the investigation were with Public Prosecutor Serdar Coskun from the department of "Crimes against the Constitution."

Gulen's lawyer Adnan Seker met Coskun and Deputy Public Prosecutor Veli Dalgali in Ankara Courthouse on Wednesday.

Seker told journalists in Ankara that he was there to obtain information on investigations and complaints against Gulen, some of which his legal team were not aware of due to technicalities.

The Turkish government accuses Gulen of forming and leading an organization that is nestled within state institutions, particularly in the judiciary and police.

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