Two runaway rear admirals, a colonel and his daughter were captured late Wednesday in Istanbul's Tuzla district during security operations regarding the July 15 failed coup attempt perpetrated by the Gülenist terror-cult (FETÖ).
According to obtained information, the pro-coup admirals were planning to escape to Greece.
Rear admiral Hayrettin İmran, Commodore Nazmi Ekici, Captain Kamil Altın and his daughter were detained in the operation and are now under interrogation.
Since 2013, Gülenists have declared war on Turkey and have attempted three coups, through agents who infiltrated Turkish state institutions, including the judiciary, police, military and civil service.
FETÖ is designated as a national threat and terrorist cult, and stands accused of a long sheet of crimes, the latest being the July 15 coup attempt.
FETÖ members are standing trial charged with illegal wiretapping of thousands of people, sham trials to imprison critics of the Gülen Movement, money laundering, blackmail, extortion and forgery exploiting infiltrators within the police, judiciary, bureaucracy and military.