More soldiers remanded to custody for links to defeated coup

Suspects accused of having links to FETO group

More soldiers remanded to custody for links to defeated coup

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twelve soldiers were remanded in custody late Wednesday for alleged links to the Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO), according to court documents..

Anti-extremism police in Ankara detained the suspects who were sent to the Golbasi court on charges they are part "of a terror organization.”

The court ruled the soldiers would be taken to prison.

Golbasi Public Prosecutor’s Office is probing the defeated coup, which martyred at least 240 and left nearly 2,200 injured.

 A total of 110 soldiers have so far been jailed as part of the probe, along with three police officers and five civilians. 

Ankara has repeatedly said the coup attempt was organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen and his FETO group.

Gulen is also accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of state institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.

Approximately 13,000 members of the military, police, judiciary, as well as civil servants, have been so far detained and 6,000 remanded in custody for alleged links to the terrorist group.

Tens of thousands of suspected Gulenists have been removed from their posts.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ağustos 2016, 09:32