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Prosecutor orders 88 former, active duty military members detained over Gülen links

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The İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 40 active duty and 48 former military members as part of an investigation into the faith-based Gülen movement.

The police raided residences in 33 provinces, including İzmir, and detained at least 60 suspects accused of membership in the movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of masterminding a 2016 coup attempt, although it strongly denies any involvement. Since the failed coup more than 17,000 military members have been fired by government decrees.

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