A documentary film exploring the dark underworld of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its role in the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey was screened Thursday in New York.
‘The Network: Darkside of Gulenists’, which premiered at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater in Manhattan, was created by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) in conjunction with Turkish international news channel TRT World within the scope of a project run by the Directorate of Communications of the Turkish Presidency.
The film — directed by renowned British journalist Andrew Wilson — analyzes the secret structures of the terrorist organization, its leader Fetullah Gulen and why Turkey is demanding that he be extradited to be held accountable for his role in the coup attempt.
Watching the movie were Turkey’s Consul General in New York, Alper Aktas, members of diplomatic missions and representatives of non-governmental organizations from the Turkish and American community as well as local and international participants.
Prior to its screening, Aktas gave a short speech about FETO, saying the terror group poses a danger not only to Turkey but is a great threat to all countries in which it operates.
Noting that the fight against FETO will continue with great determination, Aktas stressed that as Turks living in America, they have a responsibility to tell the truth about what happened in the country on July 15, 2016.
The documentary, which was shown with Turkish and English subtitles, will also be screened on Sunday in Paterson, New Jersey, which has a large population of Turks.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup, which martyred 251 people and injured nearly 2,200 others.