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WorldTurkey orders detention of over 1,100 people linked to failed coup

11:50  12 february  2019
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During the coup , over 300 people were killed[40] and more than 2, 100 were injured. The rebels failed to properly broadcast their messages effectively across the media that they controlled.[151] They failed to capture Turksat, Turkey 's main cable and satellite communications company, and failed to

Main articles: Turkey 's media purge after the failed July 2016 coup d'état and List of media outlets shut down in the 2016 Turkish purges. On 4 October 2016, Turkish authorities suspend nearly 12,800 more police officers from duty over their suspected links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.[ 100 ].

Turkey orders detention of over 1,100 people linked to failed coup © ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images Turkey's President and leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his party's parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara on January 8, 2019. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey has ordered the detention of 1,112 people over suspected links to a failed coup attempt, a Ministry of Interior source tells CNN.

Warrants have been issued to those with suspected links to the network of the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating the attempted coup in 2016, the source said.

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Turkey orders detention of 100 soldiers over Gulen links - Anadolu.    Turkish government issued detention orders for 3,224 people and detained over 1 ,000 of them in overnight operations across the country against the network of U.S.-based İslamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who was one

Turkish authorities were sweeping across at least 26 provinces on Friday to detain a total of 137 people over their alleged links to a failed coup in July 2016, state In Istanbul, prosecutors ordered the detention of 42 people , including civil servants purged from their posts, over alleged Gulen ties.

The raid is currently ongoing, covering 75 cities across Turkey.

The suspects are accused of having an active role in the 2010 cheating scandal involving an exam police officers must take to become police inspectors.

At least 45 people who are suspected of obtaining the questions prior to taking the exam allegedly hold office in Ankara.

Turkey has made similar detention orders since the failed coup attempt.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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