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Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 33 individuals suspected of involvement in the Fethullah terrorist organization (FETO), which Ankara accuses of attempting a coup d'état in July 2016, Milliyet reported.

The Ankara General Prosecutor's Office, the newspaper notes, issued a statement, according to which, during the investigation carried out by the National Intelligence Service (MIT), the General Directorate of Security and specialists in the fight against cybercrime, branched FETO structures were identified. It turned out that they included the General Command of the Gendarmerie and private security companies. Detention warrants have been issued for 33 suspects in 26 provinces, including 18 suspended NCOs and 15 cadets previously expelled from academics.

On July 15, 2016, a group of soldiers and officers of the Turkish Armed Forces attempted a coup d'état. The main confrontation unfolded in Istanbul and Ankara, 250 people died, not counting the putschists, more than 2 thousand were injured. Ankara accuses the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen and the associated FETO of preparing the coup.

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