Three Senior Turkish diplomats detained in one week

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In the aftermath of the coup d’etat attempt on 15 July 2016 in Turkey, Turkish government has so far purged more than 80.000 civil servants[1]. Turkish President and the government started accusing so-called FETO (the acronym used for stating that Gulen movement is a terrorist organization) as the perpetrator of the attempt and people who are thought to be linked with the movement started to be labeled as members of so-called FETO.

In the context of the coup d’etat attempt, hundreds of Turkish diplomats have been purged[2], including Ambassadors Tuncay Babali, Ali Findik[3] and Gurcan Balik[4].

Tuncay Babali, served as Turkish Ambassador to Canada, and Ali Findik, served as Turkish Ambassador to Costa Rica, worked at the Human Resources Department of the Ministry before. Both names were detained on 18 August 2016 for suspected ties with so-called FETO.

Gurcan Balik was called as the “Prince of the Ministry” and was Chief of Cabinet of of Ahmet Davutoglu, former Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister of Turkey.Sunday, August 21, 2016



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