10 soldiers detained over FETÖ links in Turkey
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Ten soldiers suspected of links to FETÖ, the group believed to have masterminded the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, were detained on Sept. 17, according to prosecutors in the capital Ankara.
As part of a probe into FETÖ infiltration of the Turkish Naval Forces Command and Coast Guard Command, the 10 suspects were detained after prosecutors issued warrants for 22 soldiers, including six serving ones.
The soldiers include a lieutenant colonel, two squadron leaders, three lieutenants, and four sergeants.
The 12 other suspects are still being sought.
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fethullah Gülen are believed to have orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.