2 admirals, 1 commander detained over alleged links to Gülen

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Turkish police have detained two admirals who are on the government’s black list and a naval commander and his daughter for helping the two flag officers hide from authorities.

The admirals, who are wanted by the government as part of its investigation into the Gülen movement, had gone into hiding to avoid detention. TRT Haber reported that a naval commander had helped them hide as his daughter had rented an apartment for the wanted admirals in Istanbul.

Police raided the rented apartment of Adm. Hayrettin İmran, former commander of the Gölcük Navy Base, and detained him along with Adm. Nazmi Ekici, former commander of Turkey’s Southern Fleet. Naval Cdr. Kamil Altın and his daughter were also taken into custody.

The police said the admirals were preparing to flee abroad by way of the Greek islands.

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