50 FETÖ suspects caught en route to Rhodes

50 FETÖ suspects caught en route to Rhodes

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50 FETÖ suspects caught en route to Rhodes

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50 suspected members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) were received by Turkish Interpol officials after trying to illegally cross to a Greek island, Turkey's Interior Ministry said on July 30.

According to the ministry's statement, the suspects were received by officials of the Turkish Security Directorate's Interpol Department for legal proceedings.

The suspects were caught on July 28 while trying to illegally cross to the Greek island of Rhodes from Turkish Cyprus.

The group includes ex-soldiers, teachers, and a carpenter, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.

Followers of Fethullah Gülen, the leader of the Gülen movement referred as FETÖ by Turkish authorities, are widely believed to have carried out the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, which left 250 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.

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