ANKARA, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 1,112 suspects over their alleged links to the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of plotting a failed coup in 2016.
According to state-run Anadolu Agency, the operation was launched by Ankara Prosecutor's Office and carried out in Ankara and 75 other provinces across the country.
The suspects are accused of cheating in an exam in 2010 that allowed police officers to become deputy inspector. Prosecutors say questions were distributed among the followers of cleric Gulen before the test, Anadolu cited an anonymous judicial source as saying.
They (Gulen followers) leaked the exam paper in a bid to infiltrate the police force, the sources said.
Turkey accuses Gulen, who has lived in the United States since 1999, of masterminding the coup attempt in July 2016 that left 250 people dead.