Turkey: Warrants out for soldiers over FETO links
Serving soldiers allegedly communicated with FETO members with pay phones
Seventy of 100 active-duty soldiers being sought over alleged links to FETO, the terror group behind July 2016 defeated coup, have been arrested, security sources said Monday.
They were caught in simultaneous anti-terror operations in 41 provinces including the capital Ankara, added the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Warrants for the 100 were issued for personnel of the Turkish Land Forces Command, according to Ankara prosecutors.
The suspects are accused of periodically and sequentially communicating with FETO members via pay phone.
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.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.