Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.
KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo (FILE)
The military is verifying reports about the
presence of Turkish terrorists in the Philippines based on the claim of a
Turkish ambassador, Malacañang said on Thursday.
Turkish Ambassador Esra Cankour on Tuesday
said the Fetullah Gulen Movement, a group accused by the Turkey government of
being terrorists and instigating a failed coup, has expanded its reach to the
“We will investigate organizations abetting
or aiding terrorism and will hold them accountable, especially those that may
be working as fronts for terrorist and criminal activities, as alleged by the
(Turkish) ambassador,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a
are also working closely with all other nations to combat terrorism. This is
now a global threat that can be better addressed through a unified effort,”
Cankour, in an ABS-CBN News Channel
interview, said the terrorist group has branched out in 50 countries and that
include the Philippines.
said in an interview over ANC’s “Headstart” that the Fetullah Gullen group is
very much “active” in the Philippines particularly in a school in Zamboanga
that opened in 1997 and two other schools in Manila. JPV