Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants against 84 suspects for their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.
Police launched simultaneous operations in 49 provinces to arrest the suspects, on orders from the Izmir attorney general’s office, state agency Anadolu reported.
Those targeted by the operations would be soldiers on active duty, expelled soldiers and police officers on duty.
The suspects are believed to have links to the network led by US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, the agency said.
The Turkish government accuses Gulen and his network of orchestrating the July 2016 coup attempt, in which 250 people were killed, and has pressed for his extradition. (Xinhua / NAN)
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