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Turkey nabs 6 FETO suspects trying to cross to Greece

Suspects held in prohibited military zone in northwestern Turkey, say security sources

Hakan Mehmet Sahin   | 29.01.2020
Turkey nabs 6 FETO suspects trying to cross to Greece

EDIRNE, Turkey

Six suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) were arrested in northwestern Turkey as they attempted to cross to Greece, security sources said Tuesday.

The suspects were held by Turkish border guards and provincial gendarmerie forces near the village of Uyuklutatar in Edirne province bordering Greece and Bulgaria in a prohibited military zone, said a source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking with the media.

The suspects were later found to be members of the FETO terror group and were trying to cross to Greece via Turkey.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup on July 15, 2016 which left 251 people martyred and nearly 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 Jeyhun Aliyev from Ankara

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