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World Turkey issues warrants for 133 officers over coup links

09:40  19 november  2019
09:40  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Turkish authorities issued detention warrants for 133 people working in the finance and labour ministries, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on It said two of the suspects from each ministry were active workers. Since then more than 50,000 people have been jailed pending trial over links to

The Istanbul public prosecutor said it issued arrest warrants for 176 active duty military personnel, including a colonel, 5 majors and 100 lieutenants from the different armed forces over alleged links to Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen's movement. Turkey says US-based Gulen ordered the failed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 133 military officers over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016.

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Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that 101 of the suspects were detained in simultaneous raids in 45 provinces for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen's network.

Police were searching for 32 other suspects.

The agency says 82 of the suspects targeted by the warrants are officers currently serving in the military. They include three colonels, five majors and five lieutenants.

Some 77,000 people have been arrested and around 130,000 others, including military personnel, have been dismissed from state jobs in a government crackdown on Gulen's network since the coup.

Gulen denies involvement.

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