Turkey ramps up Gulen crackdown | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 19, 2020

Turkey ramps up Gulen crackdown

Turkish prosecutors yesterday ordered the arrest of nearly 700 people, including military and justice ministry personnel, state media said, intensifying moves against a network accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, in which about 250 people were killed. The latest operations marked an escalation by police against alleged supporters of Gulen, a one-time ally of President Tayyip Erdogan who subsequently became his arch foe.

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