Middle East Police arrest 12 FETO suspects

Police arrest 12 FETO suspects

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Turkish police have arrested 12 suspects in Turkey’s western province of Bilecik on Wednesday over alleged links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, a security source said.

The suspects, all suspended teachers, were taken into custody as part of a probe launched by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bilecik, said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

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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