Turkish prosecutors issue 142 detention warrants over alleged Gülen links

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Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 142 people as part of a post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the faith-based Gülen movement, the Diken news website reported.

The Konya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 50 people, including military personnel, over alleged links to Gülen movement. According to the report 22 of them are on active duty in the Turkish Air Forces.

Meanwhile the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 92 military personnel on accusations of Gülen links. The suspects are reportedly members of the Gendarmerie and Naval Forces.

The government believes the Gülen movement orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, although the movement strongly denies it.

Some 140,000 public servants have been dismissed since the abortive putsch due to their alleged Gülen links, and more than 600,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.


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