Police detain 76 judiciary personnel in coup attempt probe
Banu Şen - İZMİR
DHA PhotoTurkish police detained 76 judiciary personnel early on Sept. 26 during operations conducted in four provinces as a part of the investigation into the Gülen movement, which was accused of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt.
Counter-terrorism police conducted an operation based from the western province of İzmir at around 5:30 a.m. targeting recording clerks over alleged links to the Gülen movement after a detention warrant for 101 suspects was issued at the İzmir courthouse as a part of the ongoing investigation by the İzmir Public Prosecutor’s Office.
A total of 76 suspects were detained in simultaneous operations conducted in the Aegean provinces of Manisa and Kütayha and the Central Anatolian province of Konya.
Operations to apprehend the remaining suspects were ongoing.
Some of the detained suspects had allegedly been using the ByLock application, which was a communication system allegedly used by around 180,000 Gülenists.
Included among those for whom detention warrants were issued were suspects who attended Gülen movement meetings and recording clerks who had been appointed through irregularity in exams. It also included assistants of prosecutors who were previously detained in operations targeting the movement.