Threats Against Turks in Taipei Referred to Police

Threats have been made against people associated with the so-called Gulen movement in Taiwan.

The News Lens
Date: 2016/10/24
By: Edward White

Police in Taipei are investigating claims of harassment and threats of violence made via social media in

Photo Credit:Reuters/ 達志影像

Photo Credit:Reuters/ 達志影像

recent months against members of the “Gulen-inspired” Formosa Institute, a Taipei think-tank focusing on links between Turkey and Taiwan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime has blamed the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen for July’s failed coup attempt and classified the group as a terrorist organization. Since the brief uprising, tens of thousands of professionals across Turkey thought to be associated with Gulen-linked institutions – this includes schools, hospitals and media organizations – have faced persecution for their ties to Gulen.

Turkish academic Burhan Cikili, vice-chair of the Formosa Institute, says harassment directed at himself and others associated with institute has been referred to police. Investigations are continuing; police are understood to be in the process of translating the material from Turkish to Chinese.    [FULL  STORY]

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