In his government's eyes, he was a supporter of terrorists. All fled Turkey. So for two years, we kept moving. Atik is one of thousands of Turks who fled a government crackdown targeting followers of Hizmet, a social movement inspired by Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.
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Tom Bowman. More than two dozen ex-Turkish military officers are in the U. They say they were falsely accused of taking part in a coup.
Turkish authorities have ousted thousands of military personnel including nearly half its generals and admirals since a rogue military faction tried to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power. Rear Admiral Mustafa Zeki Ugurlu is the subject of a detention order in Turkey and has been expelled from the armed forces, the Anadolu news agency reported. He has requested asylum from US authorities, it added, without giving its source. Ugurlu had not been heard from since July 22 when he left the base, Anadolu said.