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Over 30 Turkish military officers held in FETO probe

Police arrested more than 30 military officers for alleged links with the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) during an operation based out of southeastern Siirt province Tuesday, according to a police statement.

The operation was carried out across 20 provinces.

The 31 suspects, which included four majors, two lieutenants, a first lieutenant, 15 sergeants and 7 specialized privates, were later remanded in custody.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt 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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