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Turkey: Warrants out for 23 FETO suspects

Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 23 soldiers over suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, a judiciary source said on Friday.

The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Ankara said in a statement that arrest warrants were issued for 23 gendarmes, including three still on active duty, over their suspected links to the terrorist group FETO.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 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.