Arrest warrants issued for 68 military staff over suspected FETÖ links

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 02.07.2018 10:25
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The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Ankara on Monday issued arrest warrants for 68 Turkish Land Forces Command staff over their suspected links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ).

All suspects are Turkish Land Forces Command staff, 19 of whom are active soldiers.

Nineteen of the suspects have already been arrested, while authorities continue to seek the others across 19 provinces.

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

Since the defeated coup attempt, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary, as well as in state institutions across the country, to arrest suspects with alleged links to the FETÖ.

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