22 warrants issued for soldiers over FETO links

Former and on-duty soldiers allegedly communicated with FETO members; 8 arrested so far

22 warrants issued for soldiers over FETO links

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 22 active serving and former soldiers, over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind July 2016 defeated coup.

According to a statement from the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in the capital Ankara, the warrants issued are aimed at personnel of the Turkish Air Forces -- including six former pilots.

The suspects are accused of communicating with FETO members, the statement said.

So far, eight suspects have been arrested in operations in 14 provinces, including the capital.

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.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Ağustos 2018, 11:22