In the investigation against the Gülenist Crime Network structuring in the police department of Sivas, ten police officers were taken into custody for being linked to the organization.
In the long-going investigation against the Gülen Gang, police departments in the 18 Anatolian provinces were targeted this time, such as Sivas, Ankara, Eskişehir, Urdu and Forum and so on. Most of the detained police officers have turned out to be assigned to their officers in recent months.
10 police officers were taken into custody for illegal wiretapping the government officials and bodies without a court order. Houses and offices were raided. Details on the investigation will follow.
Fethullah Gülen, the leader of the Gülenist Network who has been living as a fugitive in Pennsylvania under the protection of the CIA is a shady Islamist figure who has been alleged to have established an illegal network within the Turkish state.
Gülen Gang is responsible for convicting hundreds of left-wing, Kemalist soldiers, politicians, academics, scientists and journalists in the past decade through arranged trials such as Ergenekon and Balyoz.
The Turkish government has accused followers of US-based Turkish Islamist Fethullah Gülen of engaging in illegal wiretapping and alleged that the Gülenist network, attempted to infiltrate the Turkish state.
According to a special team working on the Telecommunications Directorate (TİB) recordings, Erdoğan was wiretapped between Dec. 17 and 20, 2013, and once more six days later, at the height of the graft probe, a total of 55 times. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was eavesdropped on 26 times while Hakan Fidan, the head of National Intelligence Organization (MİT), was eavesdropped on 28 times.