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Turkey: 115 FETO terror suspects arrested

Baku, January 14, AZERTAC

Turkish police on Tuesday arrested at least 115 people for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, security sources said, according to Anadolu Agency.

The arrests came after the country's prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 176 suspects.

The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in the western province of Izmir issued warrants for 108 serving soldiers, including a lieutenant pilot and four district gendarmerie commanders as well as 68 former soldiers who either retired, resigned or were expelled.

Izmir-based anti-terror operations were launched simultaneously in 49 provinces.

The arrest warrants were issued after suspects were found to have communicated with members of the terror group by payphone.

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