A total of 45 people including 19 men, 9 women, and 17 children aged between five months and 17 years, were arrested by police on Friday night at Kyrenia Old Harbour as they attempted to escape to Greece by boat. Police made the arrests following a tipoff.
Those arrested, some of whom are members of the Turkish military and some teachers, are wanted by Turkey on suspician of having links with FETO, a group which Turkey believes was responsible for the attempted coup on 15 July, 2016.
They were taken to Kyrenia court on Saturday on charges of having links to FETO.
The suspects were ordered to remain in custody for three days.