By Zehra Nur Duz
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey should continue its fight against Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) until the terrorists pay price for their betrayal, the head of an opposition party said on Tuesday.
“The fight against FETO is a matter of survival and honor,” Devlet Bahceli said in a statement.
''There is no difference between Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorist organizations,'' Bahceli said.
“Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose death is meaningful in terms of timing, and Fethullah Gulen, the “treacherous” leader of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) who is under guard in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, are in the same category with PKK terror group’s baby killer ringleader Abdullah Ocalan,” he added.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt on July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also 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.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG/PYD is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union.
* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz