Warrants issued for 70 FETÖ-linked soldiers across Turkey
Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 70 soldiers allegedly linked to the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, judicial sources said on May 3, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Prosecutors in the Central Anatolian province of Konya issued the warrants for 70 Turkish Armed Forces members, including on-duty soldiers, accused of links to what the authorities call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
Konya police ordered the launch of operations in 34 provinces.
The search for the suspects is underway, said the sources, who requested anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The network of Gülen, an ally-turned-nemesis of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), is widely believed have orchestrated the July 2016 coup attempt, which left 250 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.