Detention warrants have been issued for 117 suspects, including regulars, linked to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), as part of an Izmir-based operation targeting the group's members in the military.
According to reports, the operation targeting FETÖ, which is accused of carrying out the deadly July 15, 2016 coup attempt, was launched in 45 Turkish provinces. 117 suspects, including 19 dismissed and 98 active soldiers, are currently being sought.
On July 15, a group of rogue soldiers associated with FETÖ, led by Fetullah Gülen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S., attempted to overthrow the democratically elected government in Turkey through a military takeover.
Gülen and his followers are charged with attempting to infiltrate Turkey's state institutions, especially the military, police apparatus and judiciary, with the ultimate aim of creating a parallel state.
Turkey has requested the extradition of Gülen from the U.S. to stand trial for a series of crimes