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U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, the chief suspect behind Turkey’s July 2016 military coup attempt, had the appeal against the removal of his official passport denied on May 25, a judicial official has said.
A former Ankara judge who controversially ordered the release of Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects in the July 2016 coup attempt, has confessed to being a follower of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, according to a news report in daily Habertürk on May 25.
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The families of children killed in a dormitory fire in the southern Turkish district of Aladağ in November 2016 have said the local directorate of the Education Ministry placed them in that dormitory simply “to keep it open.”
Two Turkish professional footballers, Başakşehir club’s Emre Belözoğlu and Fenerbahçe’s Volkan Şen as well as former manager Tayfun Havutçu gave testimonies on May 25 in Istanbul as part of an ongoing probe into the illegal import of luxury cars, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Former four-star general Akın Öztürk denied any involvement in a failed July 15, 2016, coup when he appeared before a court on May 22 in a trial against more than 200 soldiers regarding events at the Turkey’s General Staff Headquarters on the night of the putsch.
Turkish security forces launched simultaneous operations on the night of May 24 throughout the country under the name of the “Turkey Security Peace-6” Inspection to “ensure the continuity of an environment of confidence,” Doğan News Agency has reported
Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for a total of 144 people, including military personnel, prosecutors and police officers, for allegedly using ByLock, an encrypted messaging application said to have been used by members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
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The editor-in-chief of a now shut-down weekly magazine, who was sentenced to over 22 years in jail on May 22 for “inciting an armed uprising against the Turkish government,” was arrested on May 24 in Edirne
A trial begins into the prime suspects in last year’s failed coup, with prosecutors demanding up to 2,988 life sentences for top generals and others
A total of 79 detention warrants were issued for Ankara Municipality personnel over suspected links to the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have masterminded the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt
Twenty people were detained on May 23 in simultaneous operations carried out against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/ Kurdistan Communities’ Union (PKK/KCK) in the western coastal province of İzmir, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.