Turkey: Arrest warrants issued for 89 FETO suspects

By Muhammed Enes Can

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 89 active serving and former soldiers over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the defeated coup of July 2016.

According to a statement from the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul, the suspects are accused of communicating with FETO members.

Police have arrested 56 of the suspects in operations so far, the statement added.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

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