European Union’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove : ” “You need not only circumstantial evidence – like just downloading an app – but concrete substantive data which shows that they were involved…,”

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European Union’s Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove : ” “You need not only circumstantial evidence – like just downloading an app – but concrete substantive data which shows that they were involved…,”

(Reuters) – The European Union does not share Turkey’s view that the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a terrorist organization and would need to see “substantive” evidence to change its stance, the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator said.

The comments by Gilles de Kerchove are likely to infuriate Ankara, which accuses Gulen of masterminding a failed military coup last year, in which more than 250 people were killed. Gulen has denied the charge and condemned the coup.

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