Erdoğan: Our people will punish Gülenists in the streets if they ever get out of jail


Date posted: June 8, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a public speech on Wednesday that if people affiliated with Turkey’s Gülen group are released from prison after completing their prison terms, the Turkish public will “punish them in the streets.”

The speech drew strong reactions from international human rights advocacy groups as the president openly called for “genocide” by declaring “the entire group as the enemy” and justified its destruction.

Erdoğan said in his speech:

“If they [Gülenists] are released after completing their prison sentences, every time they see them in the streets, my people will punish them. They will spit in their faces. And they [Gülenists] are going to drown in my people’s spittle.”

Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government along with President Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen group.

Source: Turkey Purge , June 8, 2917


Related News

Turkey dismisses another 330 academics, brings total to 7,316

A total of 330 academics were dismissed in a new government decree, issued on Tuesday, bringing the total number of academics who lost their jobs after a failed coup on July 15 to 7,316.

Wife of veteran who lost hand, eyes in bomb attack under custody over Gülen links

Özlem Konakçı, the wife of former bomb disposal expert Bilal Konakçı, was detained over her alleged links to the Gülen movement. Bilal was retired from his position at İzmir Police Department after he lost his right hand and both eyes while trying to dispose of a bomb in 2009.

Exiled journalist discusses crisis in Turkey

Mahir Zeynalov has the distinction of being one of the first journalists kicked out of Turkey by the government of President Tayyip Erdogan in a crackdown on the media.

Doctors In Turkey discouraged from writing up reports on abuse, torture

There appears to be a systematic and deliberate campaign by the government of Turkey to dissuade doctors from writing up reports that prove abuse and torture cases detainees and prisoners went through or that verify serious health risks for jailed suspects.

Singing, poetry competitions of Turkish Olympiad held in İstanbul, Ankara

Senegalese student Maty Diokhane, who recited a Necip Fazıl Kısakürek poem, won the poetry competition of the 11th International Turkish Language Olympiad on Saturday night, while Martin Yordanov from Bulgaria won the singing contest held in İstanbul on Friday night. The 11th International Turkish Language Olympiad, which brings together hundreds of foreign students each year […]

Nigeria won’t allow mistreatment of her students by Turkey – Presidency

According to Dabiri-Erewa: “The Federal Government is taking the detention of Nigerian students by Turkish authorities seriously. It seems that Turkey is trying to get at Nigeria for our failure to close down the 17 schools they requested. The government did not close down these schools because their owners and managers, who are private people have not breached Nigerian laws.”

Latest News

Australian Catholic University Gulen Chair Launch

2017 model bigotry: Defamation of Jews and Gulen movement in Turkey

Yet another woman faces detention at hospital immediately after giving birth

Jailed police chief’s children, aged 15 and 17, detained in new post-coup probe

Turkish minister: I would strangle Gülen supporters wherever I see them

Donate your qurban, bring joy to families in need

Political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi raises voice against detention of women after delivery in Turkey’s hospitals

Gülen says planned assassinations of prominent figures in Turkey could be blamed on him

Woman sent to prison on coup charges hours after surgery

In Case You Missed It

Fethullah Gülen’s photo

America’s first Islamic university starts academic journey

Erdoğan’s stance on Turkish Schools turns to hatred after corruption probes

Mother detained over Gülen links while premature baby left in intensive care

Baseless allegations damage publicly traded firms

To embrace the spirit of acceptance and tolerance

AK Party government removing critical voices from state bodies

A Rare Interview: Jamie Tarabay Meets Turkish Scholar Fethullah Gulen

Part of Turkish media say have been shut out by government

Copyright 2017 Hizmet News