Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for at least 21 soldiers and 14 military cadets over alleged involvement in a coup attempt in 2016.
According to Journalist Sevinç Özarslan, the suspects are accused of having links to he Gulen group, which the government accuses of masterminding the failed coup. The group denies any involvement.
So far, a total of 259 military cadets have been given lengthy prison sentences on charges of attempting to overturn the constitutional order and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government and parliament by use of force as well as membership in a terrorist organization.
The cadets say they had no information about a coup attempt unfolding and were acting on orders from their superiors, who told them there was a terrorist attack.
İzmir'de bu sabah 21 asker ile 14 eski ASKERİ ÖĞRENCİ hakkında gözaltı kararı verildi. Gözlerinin önündeki Hablemitoğlu'nun cinayetinin faillerini yakalamayanlar yine çoluk çocuğun peşinde. Sebep, "Niye ankesörlü telefondan arandın?" pic.twitter.com/UWrYYW2pDG
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) July 26, 2022