The Turkish judicial authorities under guardianship a new business conglomerate close to the imam Fethullah Gülen, sworn enemy of the Islamic-conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday the local media.
Escorted by riot police, new directors arrived Wednesday at the headquarters of Kaynak Holding in the district of Üsküdar on the Asian side of Istanbul, said the Dogan news agency.
Turkish justice group suspected of financing the organization of Imam Gülen, Turkish authorities considered by a terrorist organization.
Founded in 1983 by the entourage of Mr. Gülen, Kaynak Holding brings together fifteen companies in the distribution sector, IT, construction and food processing. Its main branch, the Kaynak Publishing Group, brings together 28 publishing houses that publish books of the preacher.
Former ally of Mr. Erdogan, Mr. Gulen, who lives in the United States since 1999, became a “public enemy number 1” from the corruption scandal that shook the government and the entourage of the strong man of the country end of 2013.
The head of state accused the preacher of wanting to topple what it denies.
For nearly two years, the Turkish authorities have stepped purges and prosecutions against the relatives of the Gülen nebula and its financial interests.
After the tenth banking network in the country, Bank Asya, Turkey’s justice last month took control of Koza-Ipek the holding, including the owner of two newspapers and two television channels, in a spectacular police raid denounced as a violation of freedom of the press in Turkey and abroad.
In power for thirteen years, the Erdogan’s party won handily legislative November 1 in Turkey and regained the absolute majority of seats in Parliament lost there are only five months.
It reaffirmed its commitment to end Mr. Gülen, to be tried in absentia in Turkey in January for “attempted coup”.
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