Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
During the fight against terrorist movement “FETO” (movement of Fethullah Gulen) 180 of earlier detained 219 Turkish servicemen have been arrested in Istanbul, Trend reports citing the Turkish media.
Among the detainees are 85 officers.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the detainees had contacts with the terrorist movement “FETO”, the message says.
The detainees transmitted the information about the military units to other FETO members.
Earlier, 103 servicemen were detained in Istanbul and 188 in Ankara, all of whom were accused of contacts with the Gulen movement.
Meanwhile, Turkish Minister of National Defense 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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