19 FETÖ terror suspects detained in Manisa, İzmir
Turkish police on Oct. 31 detained 19 suspects for their suspected links to the FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said.
The 19 were among 27 warrants issued by prosecutors in the Aegean Izmir province for being customers of Bank Asya, a FETÖ-linked bank, and membership in FETÖ-linked groups and unions, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The arrests were made in izmir and Manisa, another Aegean province, and operations continue to arrest the remaining suspects.
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara 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.