14 Turkish bank employees detained over alleged FETÖ links
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Fourteen Turkish state-bank employees were detained in the capital Ankara on Sept. 28 over alleged links to FETÖ, the group believed to have been behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.
According to a statement by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, the suspects are accused of using the network’s encrypted messaging application ByLock.
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen are believed to have orchestrated the failed 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.