Turkey orders 50 arrested for Gülen group links

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Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrest of 50 people to face charges of links to the outlawed Islamist group accused of attempting to carry out a coup in July 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

The chief prosecutor’s office in the central province of Konya issued warrants for 50 people it said had liaised between the Gülen movement and the military, Anadolu said. Police carried out raids in 22 provinces, but the agency did not say how many people were detained.

Turkey blames U.S.-based preacher Fethullah Gülen and his followers for the 2016 failed coup, and has sacked hundreds of thousands of public officials and army personnel in a series of purges since 2016.

Ahval

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