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Turkey has issued arrest warrants for 137 suspects allegedly linked to Gulenists on Thursday, state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Among the suspects, at least 70 people, including 58 former and active soldiers, were issued warrants by a public prosecutor in central Konya province.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a mukhtars meeting at the presidential palace on November 26, 2015 in Ankara.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a mukhtars meeting at the presidential palace on November 26, 2015 in Ankara.

Meanwhile, Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s office issued arrest warrants for 67 suspects in 12 provinces.

Some 33 people were arrested, and the rest are at large, according to police officials.

The operations were conducted as part of Turkey’s nationwide crackdown on the supporters of Fethullah Gulen.

Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based preacher, is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

At least 250 people were killed and over 2,000 people were injured in the coup attempt.

The Turkish government declared a state of emergency and launched a massive crackdown on Gulen’s supporters in the aftermath of the coup attempt.

 

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