Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Turkish Coup: UFUK Dialogue Foundation denies allegation of Hizmet involvement, says it’s a failed “A” Class Hollywood movie staged by President Erdogan.

Following the Friday, 15th July, 2016 failed coup d’état in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a public statement blaming Fethullah Gulen’s led Hizmet movement group for the coup attempt which led to the killing of about 300 people, 2,100 were injured and many government buildings were destroyed.

While condemning the attack, President of UFUK Dialogue Foundation, Kamil Kemanci says the allegation on Gulen(Hizmet) movement by President Erdogan is irresponsible and concerning. The movement is a civil society movement which stands for peace and democracy and has no affiliation to terror or anti democracy activities. We have always supported the development of Turkey’s democracy he said. More after the cut.........

Also speaking at a press conference with Abuja based bloggers, Cemel Yigit, Ufuk Dialogue spokesman, said the coup was President Erdogan’s staged ‘A’ class Hollywood movie which ended up as a failed ‘C’ class Bollywood drama. This he said while blaming the President for media subjugation and bad governance in Turkey.

On moving forward, Cemel implore all to stay calm in their homes and pray for the peace and development of Turkey.

Read the official statement by Ufuk Dialogue on Developments in Turkey below:

We, Ufuk dialogue, strongly condemn the attempted military coup that occurred in Turkey, on Friday the 15th of July and reiterate that there is no place for military interventions in democracy.

The attempted military coup to overthrow the Turkish government was an act of military aggression and injustice.

We have always supported the development of Turkey's democracy despite the increasing anti-democratic practices in recent years.


Ufuk promotes Hizmet Movement ( Gulen Movement ) philosophy which has advocated for, and demonstrated commitment to peace and democracy for more than 40 years. We have consistently denounced military interventions in domestic politics.

Democracy, rule of law , peaceful co existence, freedoms and human rights are the core values of Hizmet participants. Thua. Ufuk dialogue strongly condemns any attempt to overthrow an elected government by military coup.

Mr Fetullah Gulen, inspirer of Hizmet movement , has always advocated for democracy and insisted "there is no u-turn from democracy" at every stage of his life, "As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt. I categorically deny such accusations."

President Erdogan and his close circles blame on the Hizmet movement is very irresponsible and concerning.

We hope that turkey will overcome these difficult days and take this sad incident as an opportunity to strengthen its democracy.

Our hearts and prayers are with all Turkish citizens and for all those in Turkey. We also stand for a free and fair democratic system for all Turkish citizens.

Kamil Kermanci
President
UFUK DIALOGUE

1 comment:

  1. The attempted military coup to overthrow the Turkish government was an act of military aggression and injustice. Mr Fetullah Gulen, inspirer of Hizmet movement , has always advocated for democracy and insisted "there is no u-turn from democracy" at every stage of his life, "As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt. I categorically deny such accusations."

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