AKP Deputy Külünk accused of giving money to Turkish gang in Germany to buy weapons

Metin Külünk, a deputy from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) led by autocratic Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been accused in Germany of having close contacts with a Turkish gang named “Ottoman Germania.”

According to a report by Der Spiegel, Külünk was also accused of “apparently giving money to the group to buy weapons several times.” Underlining Metin Külünk’s close relations with President Erdoğan, the German magazine has reported that Külünk has established close ties with the German-Turkish gang “Ottoman Germania.”

Metin Külünk

The report said that the German media such as ZDF magazine Frontal 21 and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten have covered the issue by citing German security agencies’ surveillance documents and reported that AKP deputy Metin Külünk have repeatedly handed over money to leading members of the Ottoman Germania. It was also claimed that the investigators think that the group has bought firearms with this money.

Der Spiegel has also reminded that Metin Külünk helped to organise a protests against a resolution over “Armenian Genocide” at the German Parliament last year.

According to Der Spiegel, two months ago, the North Rhine-Westphalian Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) stated in a report that there has been “contacts between the leaders of Ottoman Germania and representatives of the AKP and some advisers of President Erdoğan.”

In North Rhine-Westphalia and other states, the German police had raided the Ottoman Germania’s several times in recent months. Beside of other crimes, the members of Erdoğanist gang were also accused of money laundering, forgery, extortion and drug offenses. The report said that the German Federal Government has confirmed at least one meeting between Mehmet Bağcı, the leader of Ottoman Germany gang, and Metin Külünk in August 2017.

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