Turkey seeks arrest of 210 military personnel over failed coup

Published: April 26, 2019 14:32:05 | Updated: April 29, 2019 17:13:59

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Turkish prosecutors on Friday ordered the detention of 210 military personnel over their alleged links to a group accused of masterminding a coup bid in 2016, local media reported.

Police launched simultaneous operations in Istanbul to catch the suspects, all on active duty, on the orders of the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, the NTV broadcaster said.

Colonels and lieutenant colonels were among those targeted in the operations, according to the broadcaster, reports Xinhua.

The Turkish government blames the network led by the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen for the failed coup in July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.

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