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Trustees appointed to Niğde company in gov’t initiated move

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Trustees were appointed to a company in Niğde on the grounds that it financed the “parallel structure” in a government initiated move.

Turkish media reported on Thursday that the trustees were appointed to Sedef A.Ş on the order from Niğde Public Prosecutor’s Office.

“Parallel” is a term invented by Turlish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to refer to the followers of Gülen movement, inspired by the Turkish Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gülen.

Since a massive corruption scandal that implicated then-ministers of the Cabinet erupted on Dec. 17, 2013, Erdoğan and the AK Party government claimed that the graft investigation was a “coup attempt” against his government and accused the Gülen movement of being behind it.

The sons of ministers, well-known business people, a district mayor, a director of a state-owned bank, and many high-profile figures, who were arrested as part of the investigation, were released and the prosecutors who initiated the case were later imprisoned as a result of political interference. However, four Cabinet ministers were forced to resign.

Gülen movement strongly denies the accusations.

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