The Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office issued an arrest warrant yesterday for 10 members of the Turkish Navy for their links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) and 12 other suspects believed to be their FETÖ handlers.
Police detained 10 of the suspects. It was reported that evidence and testimony collected from former FETÖ members who decided to turn state's evidence led to the charges.
Of the suspects, one is a colonel, two are majors, three are captains and four are noncommissioned officers. Of these, six were still in the navy while four are former members, according to reports.
Led by U.S.-based imam Fetullah Gülen, FETÖ sought to topple the Turkish government and seize power on July 15, 2016, through a military coup. The attempt was prevented by military troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens in favor of democracy. In total 250 people were killed by pro-coup soldiers while over 2,000 others were injured.