Dozens of FETÖ-linked terror suspects arrested

Published 26.01.2019 00:09

At least 70 people with suspected links to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) have been arrested following simultaneous operations across Turkey.

In line with the investigation conducted by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office related to the 2009 Police College exam cheating scandal, 12 of 50 people with arrest warrants were taken into custody following simultaneous operations held in 21 provinces.

According to information received from the prosecutor's office, exam questions were leaked to the FETÖ members beforehand.

Meanwhile, 29 of 41 people with suspected links to FETÖ were arrested in the capital Ankara following two simultaneous operations on Friday morning. Also, the security forces launched operations in Ankara and İzmir to catch 21 suspects who allegedly used FETÖ's encrypted communication program ByLock and were involved in the organizational structure. 11 of the suspects were arrested.

Separately, in a series of operations, 18 more FETÖ-linked suspects were arrested in Turkey's Ordu, Artvin, Adıyaman, Yozgat, Çanakkale, Mersin, Diyarbakır, Istanbul and Kocaeli provinces.

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