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Detention warrants issued for 41 over alleged Gülen links

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Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 41 people across 15 provinces due to their alleged links to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup on July 15, 2016, according to Turkish media reports.

Simultaneous raids were conducted on Wednesday as part of the operation based in the central province of Kayseri to capture the alleged Gülen followers who are at large.

The individuals facing detention are military officers, teachers, engineers and medical staff who were removed from their posts by the Turkish government following the coup attempt.

Following the abortive putsch, the Turkish government launched a massive crackdown on followers of the Gülen movement under the pretext of an anti-coup fight as a result of which more than 150,000 people were removed from state jobs while in excess of 30,000 others were jailed and some 600,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.

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