Thu, 09 Dec 2021

ANKARA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Friday issued an arrest warrant for 125 suspects over alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported.

The arrest list included 29 suspects who were dismissed or suspended from the Turkish foreign ministry for having links to the Gulen Movement and using the group's encrypted messaging app ByLock.

Other suspects included non-commissioned officers and students dismissed from military schools.

At least 81 of them were detained in simultaneous operations across 15 provinces.

The Turkish government accuses the Gulen movement of infiltrating into the state bureaucracy and then attempting a coup on July 15, 2016.

The Turkish government has launched a massive crackdown on suspects with links to the network in the aftermath of the coup attempt.

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