Detention warrants issued for a total of 10 officers and five civilians at the Air Forces Command over their alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement.

The detention warrants were issued on Monday by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the media outlets, police teams conducted simultaneous operations in eight provinces across Turkey, including Ankara, Diyarbakır, Amasya and Eskişehir on Monday. 15 people, including 10 officers including two lieutenant commanders and one fleet commander taken into custody so far.

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others.

The movement denies any involvement.

 

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