Arrest warrants were issued Monday for 51 people including on-duty soldiers across the country for their suspected links to Fetullah Terror Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETO/PDY), the group behind the 2016 coup attempt in the country, security sources said.
A prosecutor in southern Adana province issued the warrants for the suspects across Turkey as part of a probe into the terrorist group's clandestine network within the military, according to sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Forty-one out of 51 suspects are active serving soldiers, the sources said.
FETO is also accused of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
* Writing by Nilay Kar Onum