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Turkey Seeks Arrest of 330 More Military Personnel
Turkey Seeks Arrest of 330 More Military Personnel

Turkey Seeks Arrest of 330 More Military Personnel

Turkey Seeks Arrest of 330 More Military Personnel

Istanbul police launched an operation on Wednesday to capture 333 more soldiers, most of them on active duty, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported. They are suspected of having links to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen. Turkey’s government has claimed the cleric and his network of followers orchestrated last year’s failed coup, DW reported. The state-run news agency reported that the civilian suspects are accused of acting as so-called “secret imams,” who allegedly directed Gulen allies within the military. More than 50,000 people have been jailed pending trial as part of Ankara’s massive post-coup purge. An additional 120,000 people have been fired or suspended from the military, police and bureaucracy for suspected ties to the Gulen movement.

 

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