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Hunt for soldiers suspected of involvement in July coup continues

Hunt for soldiers suspected of involvement in July coup continues

October 14
11:22 2017

The public prosecutor of Turkey’s south-eastern province Mardin issued 12 detention warrants on 12 October for the arrest of 25 military officers.

They are wanted on suspicion of having links with FETO, the Fethullahist Organisation.

Police launched simultaneous operations, coordinated from Mardin in 13 provinces across Turkey including Istanbul, Ankara, Malatya, Adana, and Konya, as well as in North Cyprus. The army officers are of varying ranks and are on active duty.

The soldiers are accused of being part of the “secret military structuring of the Gulen network”, widely believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt.

Separately, the public prosecutor’s office of the north-western province of Edirne on October 12 issued detention warrants for seven soldiers on active duty. Five of the soldiers have been so far detained as part of simultaneous operations launched in seven provinces including Mardin, Sirnak, Kars, Ankara and Istanbul.

Police are continuing their work to capture the remaining two suspects.

Hurriyet

 

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