Turkey: Assets of 770 people, a US-based institution frozen
Turkey has frozen the assets of 770 individuals and a US-based institution over accusations of funding terrorism, according to a ruling published in the Turkish Official Gazette.
Turkey issued a ruling in its official gazette on Friday whereby it froze the assets of a total of 770 people and a US-based institution on the grounds of funding terrorism.
Chicago-based Niagara Foundation's assets were frozen because of links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Turkey accuses of leading a coup attempt in 2016.
The assets of more than 400 people were frozen for links to Gulen, the gazette said.
The mentioned grounds come under the acts covered by the articles titled "the crime of financing of terrorism" and "acts prohibited from providing or collecting funds," the gazette added.
200 other individuals are accused of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party and ISIS, and their assets too were frozen, according to the decision.