The failure of the intelligence services of Germany to recognize the involvement of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen to the military coup attempt in Turkey in the summer of 2016 is proof that Germany supports its network and considers Gulen and gulenists as a “useful tool” in the fight against Ankara.
As reported by Reuters, said the press Secretary of the President of Turkey Ibrahim Kalin.
“Why are they protecting them? Because it is a useful tool for Germany to use them against Turkey”, — said the Kalin and added that Germany is trying to cancel all provided by the Ankara information confirming participation Gulen in the organization of the coup.
The press Secretary reacted to the statement by the head of the Federal intelligence service of Germany (BND) Bruno Calea. According to German officials, there is no indication that the attempted coup in Ankara stood an Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen and his Movement Ministry.
“Turkey tried to persuade us, at different levels, but still did not succeed”, — said the head of German intelligence agencies. He also objected to Ankara, which considers the motion of the Ministry of the Islamist extremist. “The Gulen movement is a civil Association engaged in religious and secular education,” KAHL said in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine (quoted by the translation DW).