US-Based Cleric Fethullah Gulen Slams Turkey Judicial System Over Arrest Warrant

August 5, 2016 9:23 AM

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US-Based Cleric Fethullah Gulen Slams Turkey Judicial System Over Arrest Warrant

Washington: US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen has condemned Turkey's judicial system after a court issued an arrest warrant that accuses him of ordering last month's bid to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"It is well-documented that the Turkish court system is without judicial independence, so this warrant is yet another example of President Erdogan's drive for authoritarianism and away from democracy," he said in a statement late on Thursday.

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