Turkey seeks detention of 51 over alleged links to failed coup

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-03 23:12:49|Editor: huaxia

ANKARA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Tuesday issued the arrest warrant for 51 people over alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, Daily Sabah reported.

In three separate operations carried out by the police department of the capital Ankara, 32 of the suspects were detained across Turkey.

The detainees included former students from the Turkish Military Academy, along with members of the network that allegedly distributed the questions of the Gendarmerie Officer Basic Training Course to members of the group. Some active and dismissed members of the Turkish Gendarmerie were among the detained.

The Turkish government accuses the Gulen movement of infiltrating into the state bureaucracy and then attempting a coup on July 15, 2016.

Ankara says U.S.-based Fethullah Gulen was behind the coup attempt, in which at least 250 people were killed.

The Turkish government has launched a massive crackdown on suspects with links to the network after the coup attempt. Enditem

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