Turkey orders 331 soldiers detained in Gulen probes

Most of those sought in the dawn raids by counter-terror police squads were serving officers including colonels, majors and captains, Istanbul police said. A retired general and 120 military students were also among the suspects

Turkey ordered the detention of 331 soldiers on Friday in two operations targeting alleged supporters of the US-based Islamic cleric who Ankara says orchestrated an attempted coup two years ago, state media and Istanbul police said.

The raids were among the biggest targeting alleged followers of preacher Fethullah Gulen in recent months. They came less than two weeks before the expected lifting of emergency rule, which was imposed following the attempted coup on July 15, 2016. The probes were launched in dozens of provinces across Turkey against soldiers suspected to have been in contact with Gulen operatives, state-run Anadolu news agency said. Istanbul police headquarters said in a statement it had so far detained 144 soldiers out of 256 sought in an operation based in Turkey's largest city. In the western coastal province of Izmir, arrest warrants were issued for 75 soldiers, of which 59 were currently serving, Anadolu said, adding that raids were still underway.
Most of those sought in the dawn raids by counter-terror police squads were serving officers including colonels, majors and captains, Istanbul police said. A retired general and 120 military students were also among the suspects.
Turkey has already detained 160,000 people and dismissed nearly the same number of civil servants since the abortive putsch, the UN human rights office said in March.
Of those detained, some 77,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during their trials, the interior minister said in April.
Critics of President Tayyip Erdogan accuse him of using the failed putsch as a pretext to quash dissent. Turkey says the measures are necessary to combat threats to national security.

COMMENTS

Name

Accident Adventure Agriculture Airport Animals Army Arson Article automobile Banks belief birds Bureaucracy BUSINESS Calamity celebration charity Child trafficking civic Clash Climate collapse Commerce Communication Corruption Court Crime crimes culture currency Cyber crime Defence Department Development Development And Industry Diplomacy disaster Drugs Earthquake Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Employment Energy Entertainment Environment Excavation Execution exhibition Explosion export Family Famine Fashion felciation festival Finance fire flood Food/Agriculture food/health Foreigners Forests fraud Freight Fuel FUNERAL Hajj handicapped HANG Health Hiousing History Hotel Human Rights Infotainment int International internationl journalist Judiciary justice Kashmir KIDNAPPING labour Landslide language Lawyers Legislation Leisure lightning literature Local Manifesto Media Migrants Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Money Laundering Moon Murder n NAB Narcotics National Nature obituary Petroleum Pilgrims Police POLITICS pollution poverty power Prison prisoners Probe project Properties Protest Railway Religion relion Rescue Rivalry Science Security Sentence Services shemales Sikh Community smoking smuggling Social Social Media Social Welfare Space sports strike Students Suicide Suicide Attack Taxation Technology telecom Terrorism Tourism Trade Trade Union Traditions Training transgender Transport Travel Tyranny Vacancies vehicle vendetaa Visa water Weapons weather wedding woman Women Working class youth
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : Turkey orders 331 soldiers detained in Gulen probes
Turkey orders 331 soldiers detained in Gulen probes
Most of those sought in the dawn raids by counter-terror police squads were serving officers including colonels, majors and captains, Istanbul police said. A retired general and 120 military students were also among the suspects
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rSneBRu6wg4/W0CfOVA5ZgI/AAAAAAAA-M8/pTz4puQiNuUkXfJsdZFhX6-et3PjAK4lQCLcBGAs/s320/polis.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rSneBRu6wg4/W0CfOVA5ZgI/AAAAAAAA-M8/pTz4puQiNuUkXfJsdZFhX6-et3PjAK4lQCLcBGAs/s72-c/polis.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/07/turkey-orders-331-soldiers-detained-in.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/07/turkey-orders-331-soldiers-detained-in.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy