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Turkish prosecutors issue detention warrants for 56 people over Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors on Fridays issued detention warrants for 56 people as part of a post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the faith-based Gülen movement, the pro-government Sabah daily reported.

The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 37 people, including military personnel and former servicemen, over alleged membership to the Gülen movement.

According to the reports 26 of them were active-duty soldiers.

Also the İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 19 people, including military personnel, over Gülen links.

According to Sabah’s report 12 people were detained by the police.

The government believes the Gülen movement orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, although the movement strongly denies it.

Some 140,000 public servants have been dismissed since the abortive putsch due to their alleged Gülen links, and more than 600,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.

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