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Eleven Turkish military officers deported from TRNC

16 January 2017

Eleven Turkish army officers have been detained in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as part of ongoing operations against the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO).

As reported by Anadolu Agency, the same sources, identified only as Turkish military officials, said the eleven officers were then transported to Turkey’s capital Ankara.

Among those detained were 3 colonels, 1 lieutenant colonel, 1 major, 2 captains, 2 lieutenants and 2 petty officers.

The Turkish government has blamed FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen as being behind the unsuccessful coup of July 2016 which left at least 248 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.

In the wake of the coup attempt, tens of thousands of FETO suspects have been arrested, including many in the armed forces, police, judicial system, and education sector, Anadolu Agency noted.

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