Turkey arrests 31 FETO-linked terror suspects
Warrants out for 37 individuals in connection with 2012 police exam fraud, says Ankara prosecutor’s office
Turkish police arrested 31 people over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, a security source said on Thursday.
This came after warrants were issued for 37 individuals, including three serving police officers, in connection to cheating in a police exam in 2012.
In a statement, the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in the capital Ankara said it began an investigation after it was determined that the FETO leaked questions of a deputy police chief exam to its members.
FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, in which 251 people were martyred and nearly 2,734 injured.
Turkey accuses FETO of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.