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39 People Detained In Turkey Over 2016 Failed Coup Links

Recep Tayyip ErdoganTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

39 people, including soldiers have been detained by Turkish police on Wednesday.

The detention is over their alleged link to a U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused of masterminding a failed coup in 2016.

“Police launched simultaneous operations against 71 suspects in 23 provinces across the country, of the detained people, 36 were on active duty in the military,’’ local media reported.

Similar arrested happened earlier this week, When the Turkish authorities detained 108 people, including soldiers, former teachers and former police officers in operations conducted in Ankara and Istanbul, over their alleged link to Gulen, who lives in exile in the U.S.

Report says Ankara blames Gulen and his network for the July 2016 coup attempt, in which 250 people were killed.

Source: OkayNG.com


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