Arrest warrants issued for more than 30 Gülen network suspects in Turkey
TOKAT – Anadolu Agency
A public prosecutor’s office in the northern province of Tokat issued arrest warrants for 34 suspects, including 19 soldiers, on Jan. 8 for alleged links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), according to a judicial source.
The suspects include four FETÖ imams in the military, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
The provincial gendarmerie command units launched an operation across 17 provinces to arrest the suspects.
In a separate ruling, the same office issued arrest warrants for 11 other people, including judges, prosecutors and lawyers, as part of an ongoing investigation into “the working houses of FETÖ-linked judges and prosecutors.”
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader, Fetullah Gülen, are widely believed to have orchestrated the July 15, 2016 defeated coup attempt.
Ankara also accuses the Gülen network of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, judiciary and schools.