Turkey’s Gulen supporters flee to Greece – BBC World


Date posted: December 13, 2017

Cagil Kasapoglu

Hundred of members of Turkey’s Gulenist network have sought refuge in neighbouring Greece. Turkey accuses the network of being behind the failed coup in July 2016. And in recent months, the number of lives in exile appears to be increased as the BBC’s Cagil Kasapoglu reports from Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Source: YouTube , December 8, 2017


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