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Turkey: 55 FETO-linked terror suspects arrested

Arrests take place in capital Ankara, Kayseri, Malatya, Bolu provinces

Baris Kilic   | 03.12.2019
Turkey: 55 FETO-linked terror suspects arrested

ANKARA

Turkish police on Tuesday arrested 55 people for their alleged links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said.

The police arrested 11 suspects in the capital Ankara after prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 20 suspects, as part of an investigation into terror group’s encrypted smartphone messaging app, ByLock.

18 more suspects were arrested after prosecutors in the capital issued warrants for 36 soldiers -- including 25 serving soldiers -- as part of an investigation into the terror group’s secret structure in the Turkish Armed Forces.

Also, prosecutors in the central Kayseri province issued arrest warrants for 24 suspects, including 6 serving soldiers. 12 of them were arrested in simultaneous raids conducted in six provinces by the Turkish police.

In Turkey's eastern Malatya province, Turkish security forces arrested 12 suspects over their alleged links to FETO.

Two suspects, who are accused of being FETO member, were arrested by security forces during the roadside control in the Black Sea Bolu province.

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