Turkish and Sudanese intelligence agencies have captured and returned to Turkey Memduh Çıkmaz believed to be a financier for the 'Gülen network', a security official said on Nov. 27. The network of US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen was one of the masterminds of last years coup attempt.
Çıkmaz is believed to have transferred millions of dollars to Gülen network from Sudan since he fled there in January 2016.
The official, who spoke on conditions of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) pinpointed Çıkmaz’s location two months ago.
There was an arrest warrant about Çıkmaz for 'managing an armed organization'.
Then-Turkish President Abdullah Gül, from ruling AKP party, had met with Turkish capitalists in Çorum in 2010, and awarded Memduh Çıkmaz.