Turkish couple sought for terror charges discovered upon domestic disturbance call
Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance report in Aydın in Turkey’s west, only to discover the couple had been sought for terror-linked charges, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 2.
The couple, whom the police understood to be sought for their ties to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) after an on-the-spot background screening, was detained after the revelation.
Both the man and the woman are set to be transported to Antalya on the southern Mediterranean Coast, the agency reported, as the case they are sought for is issued there.
FETÖ, led by United States-based preacher Fethullah Gülen, is widely believed have orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.
Since the coup attempt, Turkish authorities have purged thousands of citizens around and outside the country on terror charges.