Turkey: Ex-exam chief accused in FETO probe released

Police arrested ex-head of body in charge of university entrance exams as part of FETO investigation in early April

Turkey: Ex-exam chief accused in FETO probe released


Accused of helping terror group members cheat on standard tests, the former head of a Turkish state testing authority was released Wednesday on judicial control, according to a security source.   

Ali Demir, former head of the Student Measuring, Selection and Placement Center (OSYM), had been arrested on April 8 in an operation against the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

OSYM is the Turkish body in charge of exams for admissions to several institutions, including universities.

Since the arrest of four suspects in the same investigation, three have been released on judicial control, added the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

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 Busra Nur Bilgic

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