Several hundred supporters of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen applied for asylum in Germany, reports Berlin's Die Zeit newspaper, referring to the Chairman of Dialogue and Education Fund in Germany Erkan Karakoyun, which represents that movement in the GDR.
At the same time, in the schools in Germany, which are linked to the Gülen movement, a growing number withdrawals were recorded. Thus, 65 children withdrew from one of Stuttgart institutions. In Germany there is also circulating a list of doctors, restaurant owners, entrepreneurs, with a call to refrain from using their services, reports the DW.
75-year-old Gulen is accused of organizing a coup attempt on July 15 in Turkey. Ankara issued an order of his arrest at the beginning of August and then tried to get to his extradition from the United States. The US stressed that Washington is ready to hand over Gulen, in case the Turkish authorities submit sufficient evidences about his involvement in the coup.