Turkey issues detention warrants against 132 suspects over failed coup


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TURKISH prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants against 132 military personnel over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempted in 2016.

Local police launched simultaneous operations in 40 provinces to arrest the suspects, upon the order of the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in the western city of Izmir, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Prosecutors concluded that those targeted in the operations, including on-duty soldiers, have suspected connections with the network headed by U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen.

So far, 94 of them have been detained, Anadolu said.

The Turkish government blamed Gulen and his network for masterminding the coup bid in July 2016, in which 250 people were killed. (Xinhua/NAN)

– June 22, 2021 @ 14:21 GMT|

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