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Hundreds of Arrests in Turkey again for Involvement in the Coup

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Hundreds of Arrests in Turkey again for Involvement in the Coup. The Turkish police today arrested 243 people who would have been involved in the failed coup attempt in 2016, reports the Turkish state news agency Anadolu.

 

The detainees are said to be on the side of the Islamic clergyman Fethullah Gülen, who is held responsible for the failed coup by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The detainees allegedly made use of ByLock, a message service that, according to the Turkish government, was used during the failed coup. Messages sent via the application are encrypted.

Tens of thousands of people have been detained since the coup attempt in 2016. 78-year-old Gülen himself has been living in the US state of Pennsylvania for years. Turkey has asked the US for its extradition.

Anadolu reports regularly about house searches and arrests. Last Friday at least 150 people were arrested for involvement in the coup.

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