Türkİye, July 15 coup bid

Turkey: 10 FETO-linked soldiers arrested

10 arrested after 22 warrants by issued by prosecutors in capital Ankara

17.09.2018 - Update : 17.09.2018
Turkey: 10 FETO-linked soldiers arrested FILE PHOTO


Ten soldiers suspected of links to FETO, the terrorist group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, were arrested on Monday, according to prosecutors in the capital Ankara. 

As part of an probe of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) infiltration of the Turkish Naval Forces Command and Coast Guard Command, the 10 suspects were arrested after prosecutors issued warrants for 22 soldiers, including six serving ones.

The soldiers include a lieutenant colonel, two squadron leaders, three lieutenants, and four sergeants.

The 12 other suspects are still being sought.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Reporting by Serdar Acil and Cankut Tasdan; Writing by Sena Guler

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