The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for 56 soldiers of various ranks as part of an investigation into Turkey’s Gülen group, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, 56 military personnel were detained in operations in 22 Turkish provinces and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC).
Fifty of the 56 military members were reported to be on active duty.
The Gülen groupis accused by the Turkish government of mounting a coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
The group denies any involvement.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government dismissed a total of 24,977 military members including 150 generals, 4,630 officers, 2,167 noncommissioned officers, 1,210 specialized sergeants, 411 civil servants and workers, and 16,409 cadets following the failed coup over their alleged links to the Gülen group.
The government has up until now employed a total of 15,850 military personnel including 1,763 officers, 4,135 noncommissioned officers, 3,698 specialized sergeants, 6,162 contracted privates and 92 civil servants, the report said.