Yesterday the Turkish embassy built 100 and 900 trees in Starehe Girls and Nairobi School respectively to commemorate lives lost in the Turkish coup that took place on the night of 15th July 2016.
258 people lost their lives.Among those that lost their lives were 179 innocent civilians who stood bravely Infront of tanks that were set on the street to intimidate people by a group called FETO/Fetullah Gulen.2000 civilians were wounded trying to reclaim their democratic right.
According to the Turkish ambassador Fetullah Gulen also known as FETO were the masterminds behind the attack and started under the disguise of a charitable organization.
The ambassador said,”They started a campaign of establishing schools in Turkey and later around the world.This was the first step of an infiltration campaign where kids and their parents were recruited with the promise of a better education and good jobs.”
According to reports the children were put in schools with academic and financial help and mainly a heavy hand in indoctrination.They then turned into unquestioning foot soldiers of Fetullah Gulen.They later got prestigious government jobs and infiltrated state institutions as a result to achieve their main goal of capturing the state.
He added,”The crime syndicate devised and ran an integrated system that took care of recruitment through schools and financing was take care by holding companies and donations from business people.”
The organization also established media houses to shape the public’s opinion and those who saw the organisation for what it really was were painted in a bad light and shamed through these media houses. They took action taken against journalists,bureaucrats and military officers who dared to oppose them.
They started meddling in business transactions and government tender processes.Laundering enormous sums of money,arranging illegal transfers of cash and other financial crimes became business as usual for the organization.
When the government finally understood what was taking place they started taking drastic and extreme actions which resulted in the coup two years ago.
Upon discovering their secret communication system and interception of instructions the government started to counter their moves and discover the extent of their filtration and the infection it had caused.
The failed coup attempt happened when the Turkish forces had discovered and listed most of the so called military personnel who were recruits in the organization and were getting ready to expel them.
The ambassador also stated,”In none of the coup attempts in the past did we have individuals opening fire on civilians,let alone bombing the parliament,presidential complex or police headquarters.
FETO has been established in around 160countries with them running thousands of schools and businesses.Their actions in Turkey should be considered a wake up call for other countries.