Turkey arrests nephew of alleged coup plotter Fethullah Gulen

579371ecc36188fd018b45aenews5f54f554fMuhammet Sait Gulen, the nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the exiled Turkish cleric accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of masterminding last week’s failed coup, has been arrested on the orders of the chief prosecutor of Ankara.
The younger Gulen was arrested in the city of Erzurum in the east of the country, as part of the investigation into the putsch, and is to be transferred to the capital imminently, Turkish media have reported.
He is the first of Fethullah Gulen’s close relatives to be detained in the current crackdown, though other members of the Pennsylvania-based preacher’s family have previously been placed in custody.