Turkish police raid business linked to parallel state

An operation is currently underway with police raiding Koza-Ipek, a business that has close tiled to US based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Turkish police raid business linked to parallel state

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish police raided the offices of a Turkish conglomerate and media group that has had accusations of running a parallel state, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

Broadcaster NTV said police were searching the premises of the Koza-Ipek Group in the capital Ankara.

Neither company representatives nor the police were available to comment despite repeated attempts to contact them.

Late last year, police detained dozens of people in raids on media outlets with ties to Gulen, whom Erdogan accuses of establishing a parallel structure in the state through his supporters in the judiciary, police and other institutions, and of wielding influence through the media.

The Koza-Ipek group is active in sectors including media, energy and mining.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Eylül 2015, 10:52