The security records related to the investigation show that Cevdet Turkyolu is the number two of the FETO/PDY organization. He is apparently in control of the organization's purse strings. He also apparently works as a bodyguard for the organization's leader Fethullah Gulen.
Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Islamic preacher, runs a network of schools and commercial enterprises in Turkey and around the world.According to the sources, Turkyolu also dabs in voice-editing. (1)
The movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen has started discussions on who will replace the leader of the movement, with four members in the running to succeed the ailing leader, according to an intelligence report prepared by analysts who track the group’s activities.
The four were identified as Mehmet Ali Şengül, Cevdet Türkyolu, Osman Şimşek and Ahmet Kurucan. (2)
In the filing at the United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania dated Sept. 2, Türkoğlu called on all relevant authorities to decide within 30 days. Among the defendants included in the file is Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Citizenship and Immigration Services Secretary Leon Rodriguez, California Service Center Director Kathy Baran and FBI Director James B. Comey.
The complaint says Türkoğlu, who resides at Gülen's mansion in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, made a money transfer of $545,000 to the New York Immigration Fund (NYIF), which builds hotels, on May 7, 2013 and had applied for a residency permit including his wife and two children. (3)
He was known as the 2nd man of the movement and he was responsible for the illegal areas. Knew Fetullah Gülen's most intimate secrets, and the organization was holding an illegal currency bill. Protected Fethullah Gulen's and sendt and received instructions to the members of the organization. Is supposed to be abroad. (6)
The operation, conducted by the Bureau for Crimes Against the Constitutional Order in the Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office, is reportedly targeting high-ranking figures of the alleged “parallel structure.” The operation is part of a witch-hunt launched by the AK Party government against the faith-based Gülen movement following a corruption scandal in December of 2013.
Among those for whom a detention warrant was issued are former Zaman Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı; Koza İpek Holding CEO Akın İpek, whose media group was recently seized by the government; Samanyolu Broadcasting Group (STV) General Manager Hideyet Karaca, who has already been in prison for a year on charges of leading a terrorist organization; and Fatih University President Şerif Ali Tekalan.
A detention warrant was also issued for Cemil Koca and Cevdet Türkyolu, who are alleged to be leading figures in the so-called “parallel structure.” (4)
Turkish police on Monday detained 12 relatives of Cevdet Türkyolu, a close name to Turkish-Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, in the Black Sea province of Sakarya after they failed to detain Türkyolu himself because he lives abroad.
Sakarya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Türkyolu as part of an investigation into a failed coup attempt on July 15 which according to the Turkish government was masterminded by the faith-based Gülen movement inspired by Fethullah Gülen.
Sakarya police detained 12 relatives of Türkoğlu including his brothers, nephews and other relatives following raids in their addresses where they seized copies of books penned by Gülen.
The Turkish government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have designated the Gülen movement, which runs charities, schools and businesses across the world, as a terrorist organization and has launched a widespread crackdown on suspected members since the failed coup. The government accuses the movement of masterminding the coup attempt although the movement denies any involvement.
Turkish government’s pressure on relatives of individuals who are sought in relation to the coup attempt is reaching new heights every day. The relatives are detained to force those facing an arrest or detention warrant to surrender to police. (5)