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Turkey: Arrest warrants out for 60 FETO suspects

Hunt to arrest suspects ongoing in 27 provinces

Savas Guler   | 22.10.2019
Turkey: Arrest warrants out for 60 FETO suspects

KONYA, Turkey 

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 60 people over their suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.

Prosecutors in the central Konya province issued arrest warrants for 60 suspects, who were accused of being “covert imams” -- senior FETO members -- leading terror group members who infiltrated into the Turkish Armed Forces.

The arrest warrants were issued following the statements of previously detained army personnel who were the members of FETO.

Konya’s organized crime police launched simultaneous operations across 27 provinces to nab the terror suspects.

The hunt for suspects is still underway.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and over 2,200 injured.

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.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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