Turkey detains dozens of air force personnel over Gulen links - Anadolu

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  • Thursday, 10 May 2018

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 65 suspects on Thursday in an operation targeting air force personnel accused of links to the U.S.-based preacher whom Ankara says orchestrated an attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Prosecutors issued arrest warrants for a total 96 people, of which 91 were from the air force, and police were still seeking the remaining suspects in an operation focussed on the western city of Izmir and spread across 15 provinces, it said.

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