The Department for Investigation of Grave Crimes of Azerbaijan’s General Prosecutor’s Office has filed a criminal case with regard to supporters of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organizing the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, Head of the Office’s press service Eldar Sultanov told Trend on August 15.
“A criminal case has been filed under several articles of the Criminal Code at the Department for Investigation of Grave Crimes of Azerbaijan’s General Prosecutor’s Office in order to prevent illegal activities of supporters of Fethullah Gulen’s terrorist organization in Azerbaijan’s territory,” said Sultanov.
Currently, investigative and operational measures are conducted on the criminal case, he added.
The July 15 coup attempt occurred when rogue elements in the Turkish military tried to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.
Turkey's government has repeatedly said the deadly plot, which martyred at least 246 people and injured more than 2,000 others, was organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen.
Gulen is also accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration into Turkish state and government establishments, particularly the military, police, and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the "parallel state".
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