Hundreds of Turkish naval officers have been suspended due to their links with the Gülenist Terror Group(FETÖ) as part of post-July 15 coup attempt investigations, the country's defense ministry said on Sunday.
An announcement released on the Turkish National Defense Ministry's official Twitter account said a total of 168 commissioned officers and 123 non-commissioned officers have been suspended from duty.
Other fifteen commissioned officers and four non-commissioned officers were also dismissed in the probe against FETÖ members.
On July 15, a small military junta linked to FETÖ attempted to topple the democratically elected government in Turkey and bring martial law. The attempt was prevented by military troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens in favor of democracy.
246 people, consisting of mostly civilians, have been killed by pro-coup soldiers, while over 2,000 people were injured.
Turkey's ruling and opposition parties have united against the coup attempt, condemning it in the harshest terms and underscoring their determination to preserve democracy and the rule of law in Turkey.