25 more army officers wanted over Gülen links
The public prosecutor’s office of the southeastern province of Mardin on Oct. 12 issued detention warrants for 25 military officers over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organizaton (FETÖ), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Police launched simultaneous operations, coordinated from Mardin and taking place in 13 provinces across the country including Istanbul, Ankara, Malatya, Adana, and Konya, as well as in Turkish Cyprus, to find the officers on active duty and of varying ranks.
The soldiers are accused of being in the “secret military structuring” of the Gülen network. , widely believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt.
Separately, the public prosecutor’s office of the northwestern province of Edirne on Oct. 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, Şırnak, Kars, Ankara and Istanbul.
Police are continuing their work to capture the remaining two suspects.