Turkey’s state-run information agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 1,112 individuals suspected of links to the U.S.-based mostly Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016.
Anadolu Agency says the warrants have been issued Tuesday as a part of an investigation into alleged cheating in an exam in 2010 that allowed cops to develop into deputy police inspectors. Prosecutors say questions got to followers of cleric Fethullah Gulen earlier than the check.
Anadolu says police launched simultaneous operations in the capital Ankara and 75 provinces.
The operation was one of the largest towards Gulen’s network because the coup try. Some seventy seven,000 individuals have been arrested and around one hundred thirty,000 others have been dismissed from state jobs because the coup.
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Gulen denies involvement in the try.