Turkey: 75 police officers arrested over FETO probe
Over 80 suspects accused of receiving rank promotion exam questions beforehand in ongoing probe
Turkish security forces arrested 75 police officers on Friday over alleged links to the
Police sources said 75 FETO suspects were arrested in nationwide operations as they were accused of obtaining illicit access to the questions of a police promotion exam in 2010.
Ankara prosecutors previously issued arrest warrants for 84 police officers -- 13 currently serving -- in an ongoing probe.
Some 41 were arrested in capital Ankara during Friday's operations.
The suspects were promoted to the rank of
Efforts for the capture of the remaining suspects are ongoing.
FETO and its U.S-based leader
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.
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