Turkish security forces arrested 125 people in operations across 47 provinces for alleged links to the outlawed Islamic movement of Fethullah Gülen. Prosecutors in the western city of Izmir have issued arrest warrants for 229 suspects in the military, including two lieutenant colonels, a major and two captains, Diken news website reported on Monday. Former students of military schools are among the suspects, it said. Turkey says that followers of Islamic cleric Gülen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, masterminded a failed military coup in July 2016. Tens of thousands of civil servants and military personnel have been expelled and arrested over links to the group since the attempted putsch. Gülen denies involvement in the coup. The United States has yet to approve a request by the Turkish government to extradite him to face trial.