20 FETÖ suspects arrested across Turkey

20 FETÖ suspects arrested across Turkey

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
20 FETÖ suspects arrested across Turkey


Twenty soldiers suspected of being members of FETÖ were arrested on Oct. 16, according to judicial sources.

The soldiers, arrested in Turkey's 23 provinces, include both active duty soldiers and inactive ones, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A search is underway to apprehend the remaining suspects, it added.

They are part of a group of 34 FETÖ-linked soldiers that Istanbul prosecutors issued arrest warrants for, including 19 active-duty soldiers, four former military school students, and 11 dismissed soldiers.

The 19 active-duty soldiers include two colonels, three majors, five lieutenants, five first lieutenants, and four sergeants.

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred 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.