Ankara issues new arrest warrants for FETO suspects

Ankara issues new arrest warrants for FETO suspects

Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants for 103 on-duty soldiers including colonels, lieutenant colonels and commanders as part of a probe into Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

After it at least 74 on-duty soldiers have been arrested across Turkey, according to sources who asked not to be named, due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Police squads conducted simultaneous operations in 32 provinces including Istanbul to nab the suspects, who were accused of communicating with other suspected FETO members over pay-phones and land-line telephones. The search for others is underway, Anadolu Agency reported.

According to the Turkish government, FETO orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left more than 250 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.