The Konya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for 70 military personnel of various ranks as part of an ongoing investigation into the Gülen group, the Hürriyet daily reported on Thursday.

According to the report, 40 of 70 have been detained in operations in 27 provinces.

58 of 70 are active-duty military personnels while 12 were dismissed as part of purge launched by the government following the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. 30 military pesonnels are still at large.

The Gülen group is accused by the Turkish government of mounting the coup attempt. The movement strongly 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 attempt over their claimed links to the Gülen group.

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