About how the pursuit of the Gülen movement moved outside Turkey’s borders and how it tests the world’s relationship with President Recep Tayip Erdogan.
The preacher Fethullah Gülen is named by Turkey as the brain behind the coup attempt in 2016, something he denies. But the failed coup was the start of a massive cleansing of his followers. 100,000 people have been prosecuted for crimes and more than 50,000 are detained awaiting trial in Turkey, according to Amnesty International.
Conflict tells how Turkish security services operate in countries like Malaysia and Kosovo. According to Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, 80 Turkish citizens have been arrested in 18 different countries.
Countries in Africa and Asia have been more cooperative than the United States and EU countries, but the hunt is also ongoing. And for a number of Swedes with dual citizenship in Turkey, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is passively. You hear the story of the Swedish citizen and dentist Vedat Guzel trying to fly home to Sweden but stopped repeatedly.
Also hear Sofia Karlberg, Deputy Communications Director at Foreign Ministry, Madelaine Seidlitz, Attorney at Amnesty International in Stockholm, Alp Aslandogan, Friend of Fethullah Gülen in the United States, Zeki Kızılkaya Newspaper Editor, Nuray Mert, Former Professor of Political Science and Columnist, Hakki Emre Yunt, Turkey Ambassador in Sweden, Abdullah Bozkurt, Former Chief of the Zaman, Paul Levin, Turkish Researcher at Stockholm University.