Turkey orders 79 FETÖ school employees detained

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Turkish authorities issued detention warrants for 79 former school employees on Wednesday over links to last year's failed coup attempt on July 15. A total of 30 suspects were detained by the authorities.

They were suspected of using ByLock, an encrypted messaging app which was used by the network of Fethullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt.

The suspects worked at private schools and tutor schools, many of which used to be run by Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members. The schools were closed according to the statutory decree published in the Official Gazette as part of a FETÖ probe.

FETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary as well as in state institutions across the country to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ.

The terrorist group is also known for its network comprised of hundreds of schools around the world.