Sedat Peker, a staunch supporter of Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a convicted gang leader, said on Monday that US-based Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who is accused by Erdoğan and Turkish government of being the mastermind of a controversial coup last year, founded LGBT community.
Commenting on a sexual harassment incident in Sivas, in which Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) youth wing, the Grey Wolves (Ülkü Ocakları), Sivas provincial branch head Oğuz Bulut involved, Peker wrote in Twitter that “it is revealed LGBT is founded by Gülen in order to guarantee future’s of his disciples. (Be happy! Oğuz [Bulut] is with you too).”
Peker said they will punish Bulut, who is accused of sexually harassing a 15-year-old boy in Ülkü Ocakları Sivas branch, if they find him.
“As community of young men, We are sorry that our number decreased one now. And now your (LGBT community) number increased one.”
“It is a fact that we have taken that coward (Bulut) out of our community two months ago,” he tweeted. However, some photographs were circulated on social media showing Peker and Bulut as together in July 10, 2017.
Bulut was a close associate of Peker before he was caught by boy’s family in their home.
Earlier in July, Peker targeted Gülen followers and said they will hang all people linked to the Gülen movement from flagpoles and trees.
They should pray for our president [Erdoğan], who they call a dictator. God forbid, if his visit to this world ends even in natural ways, they will see what a dictator is. God willing, we will hang all those who are sympathetic to them [Gülen movement], walked with them, not left them, on the nearest flagpole. We will hang them on the nearest tree,” said Peker during a visit to Çengelköy Martyrs cemetery in İstanbul.
Peker’s statement came a day after Erdoğan targeted people linked to the Gülen movement while speaking to a crowd of thousands at the July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge on the anniversary of the failed coup attempt.
“We’re not just some nomadic tribe, we are a nation. They, however, are a disease, disease. That’s the difference,” said Erdoğan.
“First we will cut off traitors’ heads,” said the president while underlining that there were other powers behind the movement. (SCF with turkishminute.com)