Turkey issues arrest warrants for 25 FETÖ soldiers

Reuters Agency

Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 25 soldiers across Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus, security sources said, as part of an investigation following last year's failed military coup.

The soldiers, on active duty and of varying ranks in Turkey's military, are being sought across 13 provinces and Turkish northern Cyprus, the sources said.

Prosecutors in the southeastern province of Mardin ordered the arrest of the soldiers over the "secret military structuring" of the network of U.S.-based Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) ringleader Fethullah Gülen, the sources said.

A total of 249 people were martyred and more than 2,100 injured in the coup attempt perpetrated by FETÖ. The failed coup was organized by followers Gülen, who has pursued a long-running campaign to overthrow the government through supporters within the Turkish state, particularly the military, police and judiciary.