The Istanbul Prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for the arrest of 176 military suspected of involvement in the FETO — based organization of the opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen. It is reported by Anadolu.
It is noted that among the suspects including one Colonel, two Lieutenant colonels, five majors and more than 100 of the senior lieutenants. At the moment operations for their detention.
FETO in Turkey is prohibited. It is called the “terrorist organization of fethullahists”.
July 15, 2016 in Turkey there was an attempted coup, which took the lives of 248 people, more than 2.7 thousand were injured. After these events in the country have already passed mass purges in government, the security services, courts, army, educational institutions, all were arrested about 50 thousand people, more than 140 thousand people lost their jobs.
The Turkish authorities decided that the main perpetrators of the coup, Gulen, who acted through the headed opposition to the current leadership of the country FETO. The preacher insists on his innocence to the coup attempt. Ankara also stated that the organization was involved in the murder of the Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, which occurred in December of the same year.