Turkey issues nearly 150 warrants for alleged links to coup attempt





Istanbul - Turkey issued detention warrants for 149 people, including active duty soldiers, for their alleged links to a suspected coup mastermind, state news agency Anadolu reported Monday.



Fethullah Gulen
Fethullah Gulen
The suspects being sought in raids conducted in 16 provinces, including the national capital Ankara, also included current and former police officers, the report said.
Turkey blames US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen for a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, and also accuses him of a decades-long campaign to infiltrate state institutions.
Gulen denies any involvement in the failed coup, which was launched by a faction in the military. Four years later, the authorities continue to regularly target those with suspected links to Gulen, a former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Monday, June 8th 2020
(dpa)
           


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