Turkish prosecutor orders detention of 60 over alleged Gülen links

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The Konya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday ordered the detention of 60 suspects, including members of the Turkish military, as part of a large-scale post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the faith-based Gülen movement.

The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that police raided residences in 27 provinces, detaining at least 25 suspects who were accused of infiltrating the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although it strongly denies any involvement.

Since the abortive putsch, some 600,000 people have been the subject of investigations on accusations of membership in a terrorist organization.

Meanwhile, the Kahramanmaraş police on Tuesday detained four men and four women sought by prosecutors over Gülen links.

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