Arrest warrants out for 29 FETO-linked suspects

Suspects accused of leaking commissioner exam to FETO-linked police officers ahead of 2011 test

Arrest warrants out for 29 FETO-linked suspects

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 29 suspected members of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) -- the terrorist group behind a defeated coup in 2016 -- for alleged involvement in police exam fraud.  

According to a statement by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in the capital Ankara, the suspects are accused of leaking police recruitment exam questions in 2011 to FETO-linked officers.

The Ankara-based operations in seven provinces are underway.

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.