Nigeria is home to terrorists from my country, says visiting Turkey President
By Abiodun Oluyeba
Nigeria is currently a safe haven for many terrorists who fled Turkey, President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the strongman of Turkey has said.
The visiting President on Wednesday, warned that Nigeria is now home to hardened terrorists that have already infiltrated the country.
He said the terrorists are members of a deadly group Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) based in Turkey.
The Turkey leader said many of those who attempted to overthrow his government and launch extremist campaigns are currently in Nigeria.
He said he depended on intelligence Report made available to him by his home country and the international community.
He said FETO, a terrorist organisation which led the coup against him in July 2016 are now living in Nigeria.
He spoke on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari monitored by Irohinoodua.
He said “Distinguished members of the press, as Turkey, we have been closely monitoring the developments unfolding in Nigeria, our brotherly and friendly nation.
Speaking further he said “So, in order to cooperate further in the fields of military, defense, and security, we are doing everything that will be available.
“As we’re probably aware of the fact that Turkey has been fighting against terrorist organisations for many decades, such as the PKK, PYD, FETO, DASH and other terrorist organisations.
He said “The perpetrator of the heinous failed coup of July the 15th, FETO, is still illegally active in Nigeria, and we are continuously sharing our intelligence with the Nigerian interlocutors and authorities.
“I hope and pray that our Nigerian brothers will forge a closer solidarity in this field with us, the Republic of Turkey.
Wikipedia says Fethullahçı Terör Örgütü), is an Islamist fraternal movement led by Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim preacher who has lived in the United States since 1999.The movement is designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey,Pakistan, and the GCC.Owing to the outlawed status of the Gülen movement in Turkey, some observers refer to the movement’s volunteers who are Turkish Muslims as effectively a sub-sect of Sunni Islam;] these volunteers generally hold their religious tenets as generically Turkish Sunni Islam. The movement also includes participants from other nationalities and religious affiliations.