Turkish police arrest 7 for FETO terror links

Suspects were caught trying to illegally cross to Greece, police say

Hakan Mehmet Sahin   | 29.11.2019
Turkish police arrest 7 for FETO terror links

EDIRNE, Turkey

Turkish police on Friday arrested seven people for their suspected links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup. 

The suspects sought with arrest warrants were caught when they were trying to illegally cross to Greece, said the police in northwestern Edirne province that borders both Bulgaria and Greece.

Six of the suspects were remanded in custody, the source added.

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 Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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