Friday, 29 September 2017

117 Military Offocers To Be Detained Over Turkish Failed Coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

117 soldiers have been scheduled to be detained over Turkish coup links to the Islamic preacher, Fethullah Gulen. The attempted 2016 coup failed and many people lost their lives in the process.

The United States (US) based Islamic preacher who has been on self imposed exile since 1999 has been accused by Turkish government of masterminding the failed coup.

Early on Friday, the counter terrorism police in the western province of a izmir have detained the soldiers and some of those who served in the key departments of the military.

According to Turkish government, the supporters of the Gulen were behind the 2016 failed coup.

Investigation revealed that the soldiers arrested had been in telephone contact with senior members of the Islamic preacher's movement between 2010 and July 25, 2016 when the coup happened.

For those that were linked to the Gulen, more than 50,000 people have been jailed till their trial in court, about 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended from jobs both in public and private sectors.

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