Turkey Orders 80 Detentions in Post-Coup Crackdown
News ID: 71454
Date: 08 October 2019 - 21:54
ANKARA (Dispatches) – Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the detention of 80 people as part of a large-scale post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the movement that was allegedly behind the abortive coup. The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 29 people, including attorneys and former judges, on allegations of Gulen links. The prosecutor’s office accuses the suspects of cheating in examinations for the bench in 2013 with the help of individuals inside the Gulen movement. The police raided houses in 21 provinces and detained at least 14 suspects, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Turkey accuses the movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although it strongly denies any involvement.