Government can't reach Canadians detained in connection with Turkish coup


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Government can’t reach Canadians detained in connection with Turkish coup - World - CBC News

The Anatolian Heritage Federation in Ottawa says Ilhan Erdem was arrested at at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.
It cites Turkish media as reporting Erdem is accused of leading the Hizmet movement in Canada.

The Hizmet movement, also known as the Gulen movement, is described as a global network based on the teachings of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, a critic and former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The federation says, however, that Erdem’s beliefs are “simply aligned with those of Hizmet” and was arrested only because Erdogan “continues to target all detractors … including peaceful Hizmet participants.”