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Turkey Increases Reward for Info on Dahlan to $1.7 Million

Turkey Increases Reward for Info on Dahlan to $1.7 Million

Saturday, 14 December, 2019 - 11:00
Head of Fatah’s Democratic Reform Current Mohammed Dahlan (File photo: Reuters)

Turkey added head of Fatah’s Democratic Reform Current Mohammed Dahlan on its “red list” of most-wanted terrorists, offering a reward of $1.75 million for information leading to his capture, the Interior Ministry has announced.

The ministry said in a statement Friday that it had updated its “red”, “orange”, and “gray” lists of wanted terrorists, doubling the reward for anyone who would provide information on Dahlan.

Ankara accuses Dahlan of being involved in the failed coup attempt of July 15, 2016, among four other officials who have been added to the red list. The authorities also added three names to the orange and two to the gray list.

The statement indicated that the Turkish judicial authorities issued an arrest warrant for Dahlan on several charges, including forcibly attempting to change the constitutional order, exposing state secrets for espionage purposes, obtaining state secrets for political or military espionage, revealing secret information related to state’s security or political interest, and international espionage.

The ministry classified the most-wanted list into five categories - the most dangerous being red, followed by blue, green, then orange, and finally the gray list.

The lists often include the names of wanted persons because of their affiliations with leftist and separatist terrorist organizations, and others that exploit religion, in addition to Hizmet movement of Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the failed coup attempt.

Hizmet has been declared “an armed terrorist organization.”

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