Ankara : A Turkish court on Friday ruled for the seizure of property and possessions owned by famous ex-footballer Hakan Sukur and his father after identifying the two as providing financial support to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation (FETO) as part of a probe.

The decision by a court in the western province of Sakarya came a day after prosecutors’ issued warrants for footballer-turned-politician Hakan Sukur and his father Selmet Sukur over alleged links to FETO.

While Hakan Sukur was reported to have fled to the United States, Selmet Sukur was detained on August 12 after being caught in a mosque in the province’s Adapazari distrcit. Finding that the father and son had been providing financial support to the organisation, which was blamed for orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey after years of infiltration into the military.