Turkey has ordered arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected links to Gulen network. According to a news agency, they were suspected of being supporters of U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen who is accused by Turkish authorities of masterminding the failed coup three years ago.
They were suspected of being supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Turkish authorities of masterminding the failed putsch three years ago. Gulen has denied any role.
More than 77,000 people have been jailed pending trial, while about 150,000 people from the civil service, military, and elsewhere have been sacked or suspended from their jobs under crackdowns since the attempted coup.
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17 November, 2019