Turkey: Arrest warrants out for 195 FETO-linked suspects
Arrest warrants issued across country for suspects linked to group behind 2016 defeated coup
Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 195 suspects across Turkey for their links to the
In simultaneous operations across 21 provinces based in Konya, central Anatolia, arrest warrants were issued for 50 suspects, including 40 active-duty soldiers and 22 air force staff, the provincial chief prosecutor’s office said.
Among them, 56 suspects were from the gendarmerie forces and 36 from the naval forces.
Separately, after Istanbul prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 53 suspects for using ByLock, an encrypted smartphone messaging app used by FETO members, 37 of them were rounded up by anti-terror security forces.
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.
Reporting by Savas Guler, Murat Kaya, Serdar Acil and Zafer Fatih Beyaz