Turkey: 121 arrest warrants issued over 'Gulen ties'

Raid across 29 provinces, nephew of anti-Erdogan imam arrested

08 March, 11:08

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, MARCH 18 - Prosecutors in Istanbul on Thursday morning issued 121 arrest warrants in a new sweeping operation against the alleged network of exiled imam Fethullah Gulan, judicial sources were quoted as saying by Anadolu news agency.

    At least 33 people have been arrested as part of the operation, including Fatmanur Gulen, nephew of the magnate and Islam preacher who lives in exile in the United States, whom Ankara has accused of masterminding a failed coup.

    One of the arrest warrants was issued against Belkis Nur Tetik, sister-in-law of Adil Oksuz, another alleged putschist, according to investigators. Police operations to track down the suspects are reportedly ongoing in 29 provinces. (ANSAmed)
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