Turkey dismissed the adviser of the Prime Minister, suspected of links with the Gulen

© AP Photo / Burhan OzbiliciСотрудники law enforcement bodies of Turkey in Ankara. Archival photoTurkey dismissed the adviser of the Prime Minister, suspected of links with the Gulen© AP Photo / Burhan Ozbilici

The Turkish authorities have freed the chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Binali Yildirim, who was detained on suspicion of involvement in organizing the opposition of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen (FETO), reports Agence France-Presse citing local media.

Earlier it was reported that Birol Erdem along with his wife were detained in Ankara on suspicion of involvement in the FETO.

According to the newspaper, Erdem is under court supervision. Subsequently, he will stand trial, a trial date will be assigned later. Wife was accidentally taken into custody until the trial.

It is reported that Erdem after three days of questioning was charged with attempting to violate the Constitution. In addition, he is accused of being headed by an armed terrorist group.

In the night from 15 to 16 July 2016 in Turkey, a group of rebels attempted a military coup. The main fighting took place in Ankara and Istanbul. Killed more than 240 Turkish citizens, more than 2 thousand people were injured, the rebellion was suppressed. Turkish authorities blamed Gulen in the organization of the coup attempt and demanded that the US extradite him. Gulen himself condemned the rebellion and declared his innocence.

In Turkey, after the riot, were arrested about 50 thousand people, fired or suspended about 140 thousand civil servants.

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