Nov 16 2017

Arrest warrant issued for 108 former police officers in Turkey

Turkish police acted on an arrest warrant for 108 former police officers accused of membership in an outlawed religious movement and have caught 60 of them so far, the Anadolu state news agency said.

Among the names suspected of belonging to the Fethullah Gülen movement were a former police chief, police superintendents, and a sergeant.

The Gülen movement is accused by the government of masterminding last year’s failed coup, in which 248 people were killed when military forces began attacking state institutions.

In the aftermath, Turkey announced a state of emergency, and has laid off 94,867 public servants over the past year as part of ongoing investigations into the movement.