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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:46 AM

Turkish soldiers detained over ties to US cleric

Source: The Hill

Over 100 Turkish soldiers have been detained by the country's authorities for suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Anadolu Agency, Turkey's state-run media outlet, said Tuesday the 115 soldiers that had been detained are part of a total of 176 soldiers that prosecutors ordered to be detained as cleric Fethullah Gulenís network is further investigated, the Associated Press reports.

Of the 115 detained, 108 are currently on active duty, the state-run agency said.

Back in July 2016, a group of officers tried unsuccessfully to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/478125-turkish-soldiers-detained-over-ties-to-us-cleric

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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:56 AM

1. Ghee, I wonder how they discovered these people....

That would be the kind of thing our intel agencies would have.

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