Mystery Twitter leaker of raids has Turkey guessing

AFP reports: He has access to top secret information, has been able to stay one step ahead of the authorities and is nearly always right.

Who is Fuat Avni, the mystery Turkish Twitter user who once again correctly predicted Sunday’s raids against critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan days before they took place?

The controversial swoop on media allied to exiled US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen — who Erdogan blamed for orchestrating a corruption probe to unseat him — was just the latest in over half a dozen such raids since the summer.

On each and every occasion, the raids have been correctly predicted by Fuat Avni before they took place, allowing the suspects to brace themselves for their arrest.

But no one has a firm idea of who Fuat Avni is and from where he obtains his information, leaving Turkey abuzz with rumours over the user’s real identity. [Continue reading…]

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