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Turkey issues warrants for more than 100 soldiers over failed coup

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Turkey launched massive operations against 112 soldiers and former military students suspected of involvement in a failed coup attempt in July 2016.

According to the Xinhua news agency, the orders came after prosecutors in Turkey’s western Izmir city completed their investigations, and the operations covered 22 provinces.

So far, 76 suspects have been apprehended, and the operations are still ongoing.

According to the agency, 3,338 people have been detained as part of the planned investigations conducted by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Izmir since 2019.

Ankara blames the failed coup on the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his network.

Gulen has denied the charge.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday that Turkey anticipates “strong solidarity” in the extradition of the network’s “fugitives.”

Erdogan said in a video message to a meeting of the International Criminal Police Organization in Istanbul that his country has been fighting all forms of terrorism with zeal.

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