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Turkish authorities detain more suspects over links to Erdogan coup

Turkish police on Tuesday detained 46 suspects across Türkiye over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, the country’s Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said.

The police teams carried out simultaneous raids across 28 provinces as part of the operation, Yerlikaya said in a post on social media platform X.

The suspects were allegedly linked to the Gulen movement, the minister added.

The Turkish government has accused the Gulen movement, led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, of infiltrating state institutions and masterminding the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, which claimed the lives of at least 250 people.

After the coup attempt, the Turkish government launched a massive crackdown on individuals suspected of having ties to the network. ■

Famagusta Gazette