Over 100 former servicemen detained in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Fifty-two former servicemen have been detained in Turkey’s Adana province and 50 former servicemen in Istanbul city as part of the fight against the FETO terrorist movement, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media on Jan. 11.
There were one colonel, two majors, one captain and two sergeants among the detainees, the reports said.
The reports also noted that all the detainees had close ties with the FETO terrorist organization.
Earlier, 103 military men were detained in Istanbul and 188 in Ankara, all of whom were accused of contacts with the Gulen movement.
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 the July 16, 2016 military coup attempt in Turkey.
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