ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 214 serving and former navy personnel over alleged ties to a 2016 coup try, the state-run news company mentioned Tuesday.
The investigation, led by prosecutors in the western metropolis of Izmir, had led to 137 arrests throughout 41 provinces thus far, Anadolu Agency reported.
Most of the suspects have been dismissed from the armed forces in the wake of the failed coup, however 44 have been serving members. The highest-ranking suspect was a colonel.
Turkey nonetheless carries out common mass arrests of suspected followers of Fethullah Gulen, the previous imam that Ankara accuses of masterminding the tried takeover, which led to the deaths of 251 individuals. Gulen, who has lived in rural Pennsylvania since 1999, denies the allegations in opposition to him.
Turkey has designated his community a terror group, which it has named the Fethullahist Terror Organization, or FETO.
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The authorities declared a state of emergency after the failed coup and launched an enormous crackdown on the community.
Around 4,900 individuals have since been sentenced to jail, together with round 3,000 who got life sentences. More than 130,000 individuals have been fired from public service jobs, together with greater than 20,000 navy personnel.
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