TRNC head of Religious Affairs arrested in Turkey

The TRNC’s Head of Religious Affairs, Dr Talip Atalay was detained in Diyarbakir as part of investigations into suspected ties with the Fethullah Gülen movement, conducted by the Mersin Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The professor was in Diyarbakir to visit friends from the Faculty of Theology.

Dr Atalay was held for three days for questioning and then was sent to Mersin in police custody in the early hours of this morning, for further investigation.


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