Turkey orders 176 soldiers detained over Gulen ties


Turkey has ordered the detention of 176 soldiers over suspected links to a network run by US-based Fethullah Gullen.

The network has been targeted in a sustained crackdown over the years for orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016 that had left 250 people dead.

According to state-owned Anadolu news agency, the latest police operation targeted people in 49 provinces.

It included 143 lieutenants, 97 of them serving, and 33 junior lieutenants, 11 of them serving. Six F-16 warplane pilots were among those set to be detained, it added.

Gulen has denied any involvement in the attempted coup.

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