Turkey: 295 suspected FETO army moles sought

Fetullah Terrorist Organization is responsible for martyring 251 people in the defeated coup attempt of July 2016

22.02.2019 - Update : 22.02.2019
Turkey: 295 suspected FETO army moles sought


Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 295 active-duty military personnel linked to FETO, the terror group behind the 2016 defeated coup, according to judicial sources.

Under a probe of the group's infiltration of the Turkish army, Istanbul prosecutors issued warrants for the active-duty soldiers, who are accused of communicating with FETO members through both pay phones and home lines, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

There are high-ranking figures listed in the warrants, including eight majors.

According to the Turkish government, 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 the police, military, and the judiciary.

Reporting by Muhammed Enes Can:Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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