Turkey: Arrest warrants out for 50 FETO suspects

Police launch simultaneous operations in 24 provinces to nab suspects

Baris Kilic, Serdar Acil, and Sertac Bulur   | 22.04.2019
Turkey: Arrest warrants out for 50 FETO suspects


Arrest warrants were issued for 50 soldiers, including still on active duty, across the country on Monday for alleged links to FETO, the terror group behind the defeated 2016 coup, judicial sources said.

Prosecutors in the capital Ankara issued the warrants for the suspects across Turkey as part of probes into the Fetullah Terrorists Organization's clandestine network within the military, according to sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Out of total, 35 suspects were active serving soldiers, the sources said.

Police launched simultaneous operations across 24 provinces to nab the suspects.

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.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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