Turkey issues arrest warrants against more than 1,000 ‘Gulen supporters’

Turkish prosecutors have arrest warrants against 1.112 people issued. According to Turkish media, they are suspected of ties to the network of the preacher Fethullah Gulen, who by the authorities will be held responsible for the couppoging in 2016.

The research revolves around fraud, around an entrance examination for a job within the police. According to anonymous sources think prosecutors that the key in 2010 is directed towards the supporters of Gulen, who thus were able to infiltrate.

The Turkish authorities think that Gulen followers on a large scale showed penetration in, among others, the police, the army and the civil service. The minister, a former ally of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is currently living in exile in the United States. He denies any involvement in the couppoging.

Critics accuse Erdogan of the failed coup to exploit for opponents to tackle. Since the couppoging against his government many tens of thousands of people were arrested. Also, many people in the public service suspended or dismissed. It goes according to Reuters news agency in order to ensure 150,000 people.


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