Arrest Warrants Issued For 49 Turkish Suspects Over Ties To Daesh, Gulen Movement

Arrest Warrants Issued For 49 Turkish Suspects Over Ties To Daesh, Gulen Movement

ANKARA, Dec 20 (NNN-TRT) – The Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 49 suspects in two investigations, over their alleged ties to the Daesh and the Gulen Movement, the Chief Public Prosecutor’s office said, yesterday.

Among the 16 suspected members of the Gulen Movement, 11 people were detained in the capital, Ankara, said the office in a statement.

The Turkish government accuses the Gulen movement of staging a failed coup on Jul 15, 2016, in which at least 250 people were killed.

Ankara said, the U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen was responsible for the coup attempt and has launched a massive crackdown on suspects with links to the Gulen Movement in the aftermath of the coup.

Meanwhile, the arrest warrants also sought 33 suspected Daesh members across eight provinces, on charges of “opposition to the law on the prevention of financing of terrorism,” and “being a member of an armed terrorist organisation.”

The Turkish government designated the Daesh a terrorist organisation in 2013, blaming it for a spate of deadly attacks in the country since 2015.

– NNN-TRT

CATEGORIES
Share This

COMMENTS

Wordpress (0)
Disqus ( )