Turkey issues arrest warrants for 36 FETO suspects
Turkey Wednesday issued arrest warrants for 36 suspects over alleged links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the terror group behind the 2016 defeated coup.
"COVERT IMAMS OF THE TERROR GROUP"
Turkish security forces launched simultaneous operations in 13 provinces across the country based in the central Kayseri province against suspects including 22 on duty soldiers with alleged links to the FETO, as part of an ongoing probe into the group's infiltration into the Turkish army, according to judicial sources on Wednesday. The arrest warrants were issued for the suspects for allegedly having contact with "covert imams" of the terror group by payphone, it said.
FETO and its US based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.