Turkish police have detained 23 noncommissioned officers as part of a Kocaeli-run investigation into the the Gülen group, CNN Türk reported on Monday.

According to the report the Kocaeli Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 32 active duty noncommissioned officers on Dec. 20. Police have so far detained 23 of them in operations spanning several provinces, while nine are still at large.

Thousands of military members have been purged and detained as part of an investigation into the Gülen group since a coup attempt in July 2016. The group is accused by the Turkish government of mounting the coup attempt.

One hundred thirty generals and admirals in the Turkish military were either dismissed or suspended as part of the widespread purge following the failed coup.

 

(Turkish Minute)

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