Axar.az
UP
26 April 2018


34 military personnel arrested in Turkey

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Turkish police detained 34 military personnel in an ongoing investigation into the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), Ankara governorate announced on Wednesday.

FETO has been accused by the Turkish government of staging the defeated July 15 military coup attempt.

The Ankara Public Prosecutor’s office issued arrest warrants for the military personnel, including commissioned and non-commissioned officers, on charges of being members of a terrorist organization.

A prosecutor’s statement added that 26 of the detainees were Turkish gendarmes. Five other suspects were land force officers, two were marine officers and one was from the air force.

Those detained were held across 22 provinces.

FETO, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, is also accused of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

The July 15 defeated coup left 248 people martyred, and around 2,200 others wounded.

Since then, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary, as well as in the state institutions across the country, to arrest suspects with alleged links to the FETO network.

Date
2016.12.28 / 16:24
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

UK-based advocacy group details alleged torture in US

Who will be the new prime minister? - Live

Zakharova calls intrusion into Russian consulate

Trump setting stage to intensify Iran sanctions

Yemeni president receives UN envoy in Riyadh

US sets eyes on Arabian black gold reserves, bank accounts

Russian, Armenian presidents discuss political crisis

Macron certain US will return to Paris climate deal

Brexit deal likely to be rejected by MPs

Switzerland allowed sarin gas component export to Syria

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla