Turkey orders detention of more soldiers as crackdown continues

A Turkish court on Monday issued detention warrants against 101 soldiers allegedly linked to the Gülen movement, a religious group Turkey accuses of masterminding the July 2016 coup attempt, reported Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.

A major, three captains, 43 lieutenants, three second lieutenants and 50 sergeants were among the suspects, 67 of whom were on active duty, according to Cumhuriyet.

More than 150,000 people, including thousands of military officials, have been fired or suspended from their jobs since the Turkish government launched a crackdown against the Gülen movement after the failed putsch. Tens of thousands of alleged Gülenists have fled abroad.

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