A Turkish prosecutor has issued a detention warrant for 44 active duty soldiers due to their alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.
The Çanakkale Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday issued detention warrants for 21 soldiers over Gülen links, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
The police conducted detention operations in 11 provinces as well as requesting detentions in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), the report said.
The Gaziantep Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office also issued detention warrants for 23 soldiers due to alleged Gülen ties.
The police raided residences in 15 provinces, taking at least 10 suspects into custody, according to the report.