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Detention warrants issued for 103 members of Turkish military

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The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 103 military members as part of a post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the Gülen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

According to the report 74 of the suspects were detained during police operations in 32 provinces.

The military members were accused of communicating secretly via pay phone, regarded by Turkish prosecutors as a means of pursuing connections with the movement.

The Turkish government believes the Gülen movement orchestrated a failed coup attempt 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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