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More than 1,700 suspects detained over Gülen links in January: ministry

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Turkey in January detained 1,768 suspects over alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating an abortive putsch in 2016 despite its strong denial of any involvement, an Interior Ministry spokesperson announced on Tuesday.

On the pretext of an anti-coup fight, more than 130,000 people were removed from state jobs while in excess of 30,000 others are still in jail and some 600,000 people have been investigated on allegations of terrorism.

On Tuesday alone, Turkish prosecutors issued detention warrants for 228 people over Gülen links.

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