63 suspects detained over FETÖ links

63 suspects detained over FETÖ links

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
63 suspects detained over FETÖ links

At least 63 suspects were detained across Turkey for their suspected links to the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), according to security sources on April 28. 

Istanbul Public Prosecutor's office issued an arrest warrant for 103 suspects for being part of FETÖ's "marriage service structure", said the sources, requesting anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. 

The suspects' names also appeared in match-making catalogs prepared by the terror group allegedly to help its members find spouses. 

Police conducted simultaneous operations in 36 provinces, the sources added. 

Operations are underway to arrest the remaining suspects. 

In another operation in Istanbul, Esmaül Hüsna Öksüz, niece of Adil Öksüz, who is accused of being mastermind of the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, was detained while she was trying to send FETÖ-linked documents to the U.S. by courier, the sources said. 

Öksüz was brought to a court and remanded in custody. 

FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen, widely believed have orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people killed and nearly 2,200