Detention warrants out for more than 60 FETÖ suspects
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on July 2 issued detention warrants for 68 suspects linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
All 68 suspects are Turkish Land Forces Command staff, 19 of whom are active soldiers.
Police launched operations across 19 provinces to apprehend the suspects.
So far, 19 suspects have been arrested.
The Gülen network, which the Turkish authorities refer to as FETÖ, and its leader U.S-based Fetullah Gülen are widely believed to have orchestrated the failed coup attempt of July 15, 2016 which left 251 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.
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 and judiciary.