Over 50,000 FETO suspects remanded in 15 July coup bid probes


Turkey's Justice Ministry announced that 50,510 the Fetullah Terrorist Organization suspects have been remanded in custody.

In the year that has passed since the foiled July 15, 2016 coup by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), more than 50,000 suspects have been remanded in custody, Turkey's Justice Ministry announced on Thursday.

The exact number of those remanded is 50,510, said a ministry statement.

The number includes 169 generals, 8,815 police officers, 7,098 soldiers with the rank of colonel or lower, 24 governors, 73 deputy governors, and 2,431 members of the judiciary.

Out of 2,431 jurists remanded, 2,280 were serving in judicial or administrative courts as judges or prosecutors, 105 served on the Supreme Court, 41 served on the Council of State, two served on the Constitutional Court, and three served on the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).

A total of 48,439 people were released on judicial control, including 3,046 soldiers, 5,024 police officers, nine governors, 27 deputy governors, and three Supreme Court judges.

To date a total of 169,013 suspects have been investigated or prosecuted as part of investigations of the defeated coup.

Of that number, 43,404 people were later released.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO 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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