About 200 servicemen detained in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Some 188 servicemen have been detained in Ankara in framework of fight against terrorist movement “FETO” (movement of Fethullah Gulen), the Turkish press wrote Nov. 16.
The operation was held in Air Forces of Turkey. Among the detainees, there are also officers and high-ranking military men, the message says.
It was determined during the investigation that the detainees had contacts with the terrorist movement “FETO”, the message says.
Earlier, 103 military men accused of contacts with Gulen movement were detained in Istanbul.
Earlier, the Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar said 15,153 people were dismissed from the Turkish Armed Forces as part of the fight against the FETO terrorist movement. He said the purge in the ranks of the Turkish Armed Forces will continue.
Fethullah Gulen and his supporters are accused of a military coup attempt in Turkey.
A group of rebels attempted a military coup in Turkey on the night of July 16, 2016. The main confrontation broke out in Ankara and Istanbul. More than 250 Turkish citizens were killed, over 2,000 people were injured, the mutiny was suppressed.
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