Turkey freezes assets of 770 people for alleged terror links
The list of targets includes 454 people with alleged links to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in the United States. The Turkish government accuses Gulen and his network of being behind a bloody coup attempt in 2016. Gulen has denied the allegation.
Gulen is the honorary president of the Chicago foundation that had its assets in Turkey frozen. The Niagara Foundation’s parent organisation, the Alliance for Shared Values, is a nonprofit of the Gulen movement, which Turkey designated as a terror group.
The list published Friday shows 119 other people had assets frozen for links to the Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda, the al-Nusra Front and other alleged “terror groups that abuse religion.”
Eighty-nine people with alleged links to leftist groups designated as terror organisations were also listed in the ruling.
The decision was signed by Turkey's interior, treasury and finance ministers.