More than 70 detained in anti-FETÖ operations in İzmir

More than 70 detained in anti-FETÖ operations in İzmir

İZMİR
More than 70 detained in anti-FETÖ operations in İzmir

A total of 72 people were detained early May 6 in the western province of İzmir for their alleged links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 

Among the suspects was a senior FETÖ member, said a source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restriction on speaking with the media.

Police carried out raids at 118 different locations, which were said to be used as hideouts to carry out organizational activities, the source added.

The network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen is widely believed to have orchestrated the July 2016 coup attempt which left 250 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.

FETÖ, Turkey, İzmir