Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has brought three members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) from the Central African country Gabon to the Turkish capital Ankara, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 10.
Osman Özpınar, İbrahim Akbaş, and Adnan Demirönal, who are believed to be senior members of FETÖ, were detained by Gabon’s security forces on March 23 and transferred from Gabon’s capital Libreville to Ankara by the MİT on a private jet.
A court in the Turkish capital Ankara and a district court in the Central Anatolian province of Konya have issued arrest warrants for Özpınar, the principal of the Gabon Turkish International School and the director of the Light Academy in Kenya.
Warrants have also been issued for Akbaş and Demirönal, former managers of the Ecole Privée International Turco-Gabon. Akbaş was reportedly in charge of money transactions between FETÖ members in Europe and Africa.
All three suspects were users of ByLock, an encrypted mobile phone application used by FETÖ members to communicate during and after the 2016 coup attempt, it was reported.
Some $20,800, 12 million Central African Francs and communication devices found on the suspects were confiscated.