By Vakkas Dogantekin
ANKARA (AA) – The founder of Twitter took a political position against Turkey by retweeting NBA player Enes Kanter, a wanted terrorist in Turkey for his links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).
FETO and its U.S.-based leader, Fetullah Gulen, orchestrated the defeated military coup July 15, 2016, which killed 251 Turks and injured nearly 2,200 in less than 12 hours.
Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state by infiltration into Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders of Twitter with over four million followers, helped Kanter with the dissemination of his terror propaganda at a time when Twitter is already under fire for its censorship policies against Turkey.
It has reportedly been censoring Turkey's national news outlet TRT's English service, the TRT World, that informs Western audiences since Turkey started military operation to eliminate the terror threat on its southern border with Syria and create a safe zone for displaced war victims.
Serdar Karagoz, the editor-in-chief of TRT International Channels, expressed his disappointment with Twitter restricting his media outlet’s content and said: "The truth hurts."
"Twitter’s recent ban on TRT World’s content raises concerns over Twitter’s credibility for providing a platform for free speech," Karagoz told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.
Kanter who finances the Gulen cult, wrote a letter to billionaire FETO leader Gulen in 2016 following the coup and said: "May my father, mother and all pedigree die for your [Fetullah Gulen] cause" and signed it as "Enes (Kanter) Gulen."
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring against PKK/YPG terror group to secure its borders, aid in the safe return of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
PKK, in its more than 30-year terror campaign as a blacklisted organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union, has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.