Cyprus hands over 2 FETÖ fugitives to Turkey

Published 18.02.2019 00:02

Two suspects linked to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) were captured in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Saturday and handed over to Turkish authorities.

Turkish police said in a statement that suspects, identified by their initials Y.Ç. and A.A., had outstanding arrest warrants on charges of membership in FETÖ. FETÖ is accused of carrying out the July 15, 2016 coup attempt that left 251 people dead in Turkey.

Many members of the group fled Turkey when the attempt was foiled thanks to a strong public resistance.

The TRNC maintains stable ties with Ankara and repeatedly pledged to assist in Turkey's fight against the terrorist group, which draws support from some Western countries.

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