SPECIAL BUREAU NOTE : ADİL
ÖKSÜZ‘s dangerous a global terrorist organization is one of the
important elements. All of the international security of the Republic of Turkey
is a country located in the deal. Turkey gives a contribution to world peace.
Therefore this person if the country in which he is required to do the
investigation and the authorities of the country need to deport. You do this if
you want to win the friendship of Turkey. If you are hosting and FETÖ elements
in your country if you do not deport you are not friend of Turkey. This
behavior will be in accordance with your note will be held and when the time
Civilian mastermind of
FETÖ coup attempt Adil Öksüz spotted in Berlin, Turkey seeks action
Adil Öksüz, a point
man for the FETÖ terrorist group who is accused of masterminding the 2016 coup
attempt, was allegedly spotted in Germany, and though it is not confirmed
Ankara says Germany issued a search warrant for his house after the reports
Agency (AA) reported – quoting witnesses – that Adil Öksüz, one of the most
wanted men in Turkey for his role in the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, currently
lives in Germany. AA released photos of Öksüz’s alleged residence on Wednesday
after receiving tip-offs that he was staying in a house in Berlin.
the reports, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Germany issued a
search warrant for Öksüz, an “imam” for the Gülenist Terror Group
capture and extradition to Turkey can restore the country’s eroded trust with
Germany for harboring wanted terrorist suspects.
has often accused Germany and other European countries for inaction on FETÖ
members, particularly those who fled to Europe after the coup attempt.
reported that they received a letter which said Öksüz was hiding in Berlin’s
Neukölln district, in a house owned by a “S. Yaşar,” apparently a
Turkish national. It also reported that nobody answered when AA reporters rang
says Ali A., a “prominent figure” for FETÖ in Germany, helped Öksüz
hide. Ali A. is also wanted by Turkey. He is accused of organizing the escapes
of FETÖ members to Germany and other European countries following the failed
FETÖ terrorist group, which runs a global network of members, has its largest
network in Europe in Germany. It runs a large number of associations, companies
and websites in the country.
the coup attempt that killed 250 people, FETÖ members kept a low-profile while
their private schools, a main source of revenue for the group, faced a
financial bottleneck as more Turks withdrew their children from the schools.
group is known for offering financial assistance to its members arriving in
Germany in pursuit of asylum. More than 4,000 FETÖ members are believed to have
fled to Germany after the coup attempt.
to reporters about the issue yesterday, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu said they
expected Germany to extradite Öksüz if he is caught.
it not be like it was in Greece,” Çavuşoğlu said, referring to Greece’s
rejection of Turkey’s extradition request for eight putschist soldiers who fled
there in 2016.
issued a search warrant and it is supposed to extradite him to Turkey under the
current agreements and laws,” he stated.
said they contacted Berlin upon reports of Adil Öksüz sightings. The senior
FETÖ member was spotted in various German cities this year and last year
according to eyewitnesses, though the reports were not confirmed.
November, an Ankara court formally drafted a request for the extradition of
Öksüz from Germany.
see similar tip-offs about Adil Öksüz and other FETÖ members. Turkish
intelligence is closely monitoring the situation,” the minister said.
“We track down every FETÖ member, be them in Germany or the United States
or in Africa. You know we brought some to justice. We take every tip-off
seriously and we will be in contact with Germany to speed up the process in the
light of this new information.”
83 FETÖ members, including senior figures, were extradited from 19 countries
since the coup attempt was thwarted.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had announced in April that the security forces closed in
on Öksüz and had intelligence on his whereabouts. Erdoğan has said that they
were trying to confirm the intelligence.
senior figure of the group in Germany told local media last year that the
European Union country would become “a new center” for the group.
Ankara condemned Berlin’s decision to accept the asylum applications of several
former military personnel linked to FETÖ last year. The Turkish Foreign
Ministry said in a statement that Germany has shown disregard for democratic
principles by welcoming coup perpetrators.
Originally a theology lecturer, Adil Öksüz had a more sinister profession
according to authorities. As an “imam” or point man for FETÖ, he
planned the putsch attempt with terrorist group’s infiltrators in the military.
He is currently on the Interior Ministry’s most wanted list, with a reward of
TL 4 million ($981,000) for tips leading to his capture.
was first detained just outside Akıncı Air Base, a military base in the capital
Ankara after the coup attempt was foiled. The base was sort of a command center
for the putschists with warplanes taking off from there striking strategic
hours after his detention, a court controversially ordered his release with
judicial control. Öksüz was last seen in Sakarya, the northwestern city where
he taught at a university, before his disappearance. Months of manhunts across
Turkey failed to yield results and authorities concluded that he fled abroad.
to as the “black box” of FETÖ for his intricate ties to senior cadres
and prominent role in the coup attempt, Öksüz reportedly acted as the Air Force
leader for the terrorist group.
leader Fetullah Gülen and Öksüz are being tried in absentia in several coup
cases. Both men face multiple life sentences for their suspected role in the
coup attempt that came three years after FETÖ members in the judiciary and law
enforcement tried two other unsuccessful coup attempts.
Bıyık, a colonel who confessed his ties to the terrorist group, had revealed
Öksüz’s role in the coup attempt in his testimony and detailed how Öksüz and
military officers in the “Peace At Home Council” plotted the
insurrection bid in a villa in Ankara.
Öksüz told interrogators that he was near Akıncı base to “check out a
piece of land he was planning to purchase,” just like Kemal Batmaz, his
alleged co-conspirator in the putsch attempt, when he was captured.
currently in jail on coup charges, was a former executive of a FETÖ-run company
and was among other “civilian” FETÖ members captured at or near the
told us that Gülen instructed the generals, FETÖ’s infiltrators in the
military, to convince [Chief of the General Staff] Hulusi Akar to join the
coup,” Bıyık told a court in February during a hearing in the trial of 227
defendants involved in the coup attempt.
to Bıyık, Gülen told Öksüz that “[Hulusi Akar] would be put into
retirement this summer.”
several generals were expected to be retired by a supreme military council
overseeing the army’s appointments in August 2016.
“We discussed everything
from how to kidnap President Erdoğan from his Istanbul residence and then
taking him to a military ship, to the kidnapping of the prime minister and
interior minister using Special Forces as well as the kidnapping of the intelligence
chief,” Hakan Bıyık told the court. “Failure was not an option. When
we talked about what we would do if the plans were unsuccessful, Öksüz told us
not to think the worst.”