A letter was sent to non-governmental national associations and charity organizations in 191
Countries regarding the Fetullah Terrorism Organization (FETÖ) whose attempts for a coup
in Turkey on July 15 were failed thanks to the National Determination. The letter which was
prepared in 40 languages signed by General President Dr. Kerem Kınık stresses the risks
posed by the FETÖ for Turkey and the world. The letter mentioned the following points:
As you know the Republic of Turkey has gone through very difficult days over the last two weeks. On 15 July 2016 FETÖ terror organization carried out a terrorist attempt under the leadership of its military members within the army and security forces in order to overthrow the democratically-elected Government of the Republic of Turkey. According to strong evidences which has been shared by Government, the coup was organized by followers of U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen (FETO), who is accused of pursuing a long-running campaign to overthrow the government through supporters within the Turkish state, particularly the military, police and judiciary. This foiled terrorist action is the most important act revealing the danger posed by FETÖ. At least 250 people were martyred including Chairman of Red Crescent K.Esat Branch Serhat Onder (41) and 20 pro-coup serviceman killed and more than 2,797 injured
Above all, it was the Turkish nation who thwarted the plot. It displayed a historic solidarity as it took to the streets and remained defiant. Throughout the process, all political parties, the Members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (Parliament of Turkey) and the people stood firmly by democracy, democratic politics, democratic institutions and the Constitution.
On behalf of the Turkish Red Crescent, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for their strong and firm solidarity that they have shown during these tragic events.
Please also find attached detailed information as to this heinous organization and the threat they present to humanity.
Dr. Kerem Kınık