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Arrests come after prosecutors in Istanbul, Ankara, Konya, Canakkale provinces issued arrest warrants for 162 suspects. reports citing AA that Turkish police on Tuesday arrested 52 suspects for their alleged links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, security sources said.

The arrests first came after prosecutors in Istanbul issued warrants for 54 suspects.

Another arrest warrant was issued by prosecutors in Ankara for 37 suspects, including 32 active-duty soldiers and a "covert imam", and 24 suspects were arrested.

In total, 52 suspects out of 162 have been arrested so far.

A hunt for the remaining suspects is underway.

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.

2019.11.26 / 14:38
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