Turkish Military Targeted by Sinister Algorithm Following 2016 Coup

Bylines Times, 15 December 2021.

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"Byline Times reported last year how tens of thousands of civil servants, judges, academics, journalists, police and military officers had been purged or imprisoned over their alleged links to the Gulen movement since the attempted coup. 

Now, new research by campaign group Statewatch has revealed that many of those targeted have been profiled and assigned a score to determine their involvement in the coup, using an algorithm operated by a special unit called The Office of Judicial Proceedings and Administrative Action within the Turkish Navy.

The algorithm, known as a ‘FETO-Meter’, was created by Rear Admiral Cihat Yayci. The Turkish Government refers to the Gulen movement as FETO. It was designed to profile all active and retired military officers. Yayci has previously described his approach as a “detect first, then destroy” strategy."

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