Turkey issues arrest warrants for 100 suspects over failed coup

The Turkish government has launched a massive crackdown on suspects with links to the network in the aftermath of the coup attempt.

Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued detention warrants against 100 suspects over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.

At least 43 of the suspects were detained in operations across 40 cities of the country, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported.

The suspects are believed to be senior operatives of the Gulen movement that took part in efforts to infiltrate in Turkey’s Gendarmerie General Command, according to a statement by the capital Ankara public prosecutor’s office.

The Turkish government accuses the Gulen movement of infiltrating into the state bureaucracy and then attempting a coup on July 15, 2016.

Ankara says U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind the coup attempt, in which at least 250 people were killed.

The Turkish government has launched a massive crackdown on suspects with links to the network in the aftermath of the coup attempt.

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