KAYSERI (AA) – A prominent local businessman accused of supporting the Gulenist Terror Organization will be released on parole, the Kayseri Civil Court no:2 ruled on Tuesday.
The court ruled that Boydak Holding's former chairman Haci Boydak will be free under judicial supervision and will not be allowed to travel abroad.
Haci Boydak and his younger brother Memduh Boydak were arrested this March as part of an investigation into the "parallel state".
Two other Boydak executives, Murat Bozdag and Erol Boydak, are accused of spreading propaganda for the organization on social media.
The Turkish government accuses the “parallel state” of penetrating key positions of responsibility across the country, including the judiciary and the police, in order to undermine the state.
What is known in Turkey as the “parallel state” is headed by Fetullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Islamic preacher who runs a network of schools and commercial enterprises in Turkey and around the world.
Known also by the initials FETO/PDY, the “parallel state” designates a clandestine group of Turkish bureaucrats and senior officials, allegedly embedded in the country’s institutions, including the judiciary and the police.
Since early 2014, investigations into the parallel state have seen hundreds of civil servants, including police and public prosecutors, arrested or reassigned.