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Detention warrants issued for 30 former Health Ministry personnel over Gülen links

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The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 30 former Health Ministry staff members as part of a crackdown on the faith-based Gülen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

According to the report 20 of those being sought were detained by the police, three of them while working at a private hospital.

Turkish authorities accuse the Gülen movement of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, although the movement denies any involvement.

Since then the Turkish government has been pursuing a crackdown on the movement, dismissing some 140,000 public servants and investigating more than 600,000 people on terrorism charges.

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