13 suspects arrested over alleged links to Gülen in Turkey’s Muğla
MUĞLAThirteen people trying to flee Turkey were arrested on May 20 for their alleged links to the Gülen Movement, led by U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gülen, is believed to have orchestrated July, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Police detained the suspects in Dalaman district of the southwestern Muğla province while trying to flee to the Greek island of Rhodes, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Police also detained two others who were allegedly helping the suspects escape, according to the source.
The source said two of the suspects were ex-security officers who were dismissed from their professions, and two of the suspects were minors.
An estimated 280,000 Turkish liras ($78,000) worth of currency was seized during the operation, according to the source.