Images of six on-the-run military officers linked to Turkey’s coup attempt released to press
ANKARAImages of six on-the-run military officers, wanted over claims of being linked to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, were released to the press on Nov. 21.
The pictures show dismissed lieutenant colonel Atakan Adaşoğlu, colonel İlhami Polat, lieutenant colonel Sait Tosun, captain Ömer Ergenekon, captain Abdullah Beyazkürk and captain Güven Günindi, who remain at large despite detention warrants from prosecutors.
One of the suspects, Ömer Ergenekon, reportedly tried to destroy security camera footage at the Military Academy in Ankara on the night of the July 15 coup attempt.
The testimony of the wife of İlhami Polat, former judge Suzan Polat, was also published by the press and gives details of the work of the Gülen movement, believed to have been behind the failed July 15 coup attempt.
Some 4,533 military officers have been arrested in the probe opened since the coup attempt, with 154 still at large, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Among those who remain at large are three generals from the land forces, three admirals from the naval forces, and one general from the air forces.