In the statement made by the General Directorate of Security (EGM), it was stated that a trustee was appointed on the grounds of “praising armed terrorist organizations” and that a provocation attempt was made by the former director of the Furkan Education and Service Foundation Alparslan Kuytul and his supporters, whose closure case is ongoing, on the pretext of worshiping the faith, It was emphasized that the incident that occurred was intended to provoke through abuse.
According to the Presidency of the Supreme Board of Religious Affairs, it is reminded that İtikaf is a prayer that takes place during the month of Ramadan “without leaving the mosque except in compulsory situations”, and during the complete closing of the pandemic period, even the tarawih prayers are performed at home and behaved selflessly. It was noted that they tried to make organized provocations by abusing them without even obeying.
“WARNINGS ARE RESPONDED WITH INSULATION AND CASE”
The people in question gathered in three mosques following the Isha prayer on May 2, without obeying the rules declared by the Directorate of Religious Affairs on this matter through the mufti’s offices, and without applying for any permission from the local administrative authorities, and insistently leave the mosque despite all the warnings of the mosque officials. In the statement that they declared that they would not do so and that the mosque officials also asked for help from law enforcement officials, the following evaluations were made:
“Despite the recommendation of the Presidency of Religious Affairs to hold itikaf at homes this year, as in the past year, because of the pandemic, the aforementioned persons resisted not to leave the mosque and made organized provocations with live broadcasts on social media with their previous preparations. The individuals were warned repeatedly by law enforcement officers, they were responded to warnings with insults and curses, and thereupon they were intervened by using gradual force. A personnel who should not be present during the intervention used tear gas in a way that was exactly the reason for the sought provocation. “
THAT STAFF HAS BEEN COMBINED
Later, in the statement, it was reported that the individuals were detained, threats, insults, physical resistance against the people resisting the police, physical resistance to prevent the commission and other measures were initiated, and it was noted that a judicial and administrative investigation was opened regarding the incident and the said personnel were suspended.
In the statement, it was emphasized that this and similar provocation attempts would never be allowed, and that the necessary activities were carried out to prevent similar organized provocations in Gaziantep, Adana and some provinces.