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Turkey puts $12.8 million bounty on FETO fugitives

09:19 PM | 5 Feb, 2019
Turkey puts $12.8 million bounty on FETO fugitives
ANKARATurkey on Tuesday put a $12.8 million bounty on dozens of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) fugitives, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup.

Seventy-four fugitive FETO ex-soldiers were added to the the Interior Ministry's wanted list on Tuesday with 12 in the top category.

One putschist was included in the orange and 61 others were added to the gray category in the wanted list.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and gray.

Suspect Ali Kalyoncu, an ex-Turkish brigadier general, was placed in the red category of the wanted list with a 4-million-Turkish-lira bounty (approx. $770,560).

Regarded as a senior figure, Kalyoncu was in capital Ankara on July 15, 2016 to command armed tanks and armored vehicles to occupy many critical spots including the headquarters of the Turkish General Staff.

Another fugitive former military officer is among the top wanted terrorists, ex-Brig. Gen. Mehmet Nail Yigit ordered putschists on July 15 to arrest several politicians including former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and ex-deputy premier Numan Kurtulmus.

Ahmet Zeki Gerehan, a former colonel, and Burkay Karatepe, an ex-captain, have been named in the red category.

Karatepe was part of a team assigned to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ex-majors, who escaped to Greece following the coup bid, Gencay Boyuk and Ahmet Guzel, former captains Abdullah Yetik, Feridun Coban, Suleyman Ozkaynakci and Ugur Ucan and ex-sergeants Bilal Kurugul and Mesut Firat were also placed in the red category.

They have on them a 4-million-Turkish-lira (approx. $770,560) bounty each. Another fugitive Ismail Sari was included in the orange category of the wanted list with a 600,000-Turkish-lira (approx. $115,450) bounty.

The remaining 61 putschists are now in the gray category and they have a 300,000-Turkish-lira (approx. $57,700) bounty each.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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