FETÖ suspects nabbed in Turkish Cyprus while 'preparing to flee to Greece'

FETÖ suspects nabbed in Turkish Cyprus while 'preparing to flee to Greece'

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FETÖ suspects nabbed in Turkish Cyprus while preparing to flee to Greece

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A total of 45 people, including suspected members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), were held in Turkish Cyprus, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 28, citing a security source.

The authorities dispatched security forces to the coastal city of Girne after receiving a tip that the group was preparing to escape to Greece, said the security source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Nine children and 17 women were among those held.

The group, led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, is widely believed to be behind the defeated coup of July 15, 2016.

FETÖ, Crime, deportation