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Arrest warrants out for 25 soldiers as part of FETÖ probe

ARREST WARRANTS OUT FOR 25 SOLDIERS AS PART OF FETÖ PROBE

Arrest warrants were issued for 25 soldiers in the capital Ankara on Tuesday as part of a FETÖ/PDY (Fetullah Terror Organization/ Parallel State Structure) probe into the General Commandership of Gendarmerie.

Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office issued the arrest warrants, which target on-duty, dismissed and retired soldiers.

Police then conducted simultaneous operations in nine provinces, including Ankara.

According to the Turkish government, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

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