Detention warrants issued for 105 wives of military personnel in Gülen probe
AFP photoAnkara prosecutors on Jan. 5 issued detention warrants for 105 wives of military personnel on suspicions that they played a role in the July 15 coup attempt and for being members of the Gülen movement.
The warrants came as part of a probe investigating alleged misconduct in the public personnel selection test (KPSS).
Among the suspects, two are wives of colonels, 14 are wives of lieutenant colonels, 40 are wives of majors, 40 are wives of captains and four are wives of first lieutenants.
The women are accused of financing the movement, having contacts with the senior members of the movement and conducting money transactions via Bank Asya, a bank that was seized by the state over its links with the movement.
As part of the investigation, the suspects are also charged with seizing questions of KPSS exams before the tests took place. The operations are being conducted in 31 provinces.