Big operation underway in Istanbul against Gulen movement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 11
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
A big operation is underway in Istanbul as part of the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of being involved in a military coup attempt in Turkey, the Haberturk newspaper reported Oct. 11.
The report said that 125 policemen have been detained during the operation. They are accused of being members of the terrorist organization.
More than 20,000 police officers were dismissed after the failed military coup attempt in the country.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.
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