Turkey: Turkish Gov’t Detains Dozens Including Teachers, Lawyers, Businessmen And More On Friday

June 2, 2017

Turkish government has continued to detain or arrest dozens of people as part of its post-coup witch hunt targeting the alleged members of the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, across Turkey on Friday.

EDİRNE — Turkish security forces have detained 6 people, who were allegedly attempting to cross into Greece from Turkey’s border in northwestern province of Edirne on Friday. State-run Anadolu news agency reported that Turkish border guards intercepted ten people including children in Edirne’s border district of Meriç.

Detained 6 people were reportedly dismissed from their duties after the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and later arrest warrants were issued for them. While it was reported that one of the suspects was doctor, another was military non-commissioned officer and others were teachers, the children were also taken to the border post.

İSTANBUL — Meanwhile, Turkish government has taken a new step for derailing the investigation and covering the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, editor-in-chief of Agos daily, on June 19, 2007 by directing accusations to 50 more people including police chiefs, prosecutors, military officers, Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen and veteran journalists Ekrem Dumanlı, Adem Yavuz Arslan and Faruk Mercan.

SAMSUN — On Friday, also in a Samsun-based police operations 14 people in Samsun and Ankara provinces were detained over their alleged links with the Gülen movement. It was reported that among the detainees there are a lawyer, 12 teachers and a public servants who were dismissed by government decrees under the rule of emergency declared in wake of coup attempt on July 15, 2016.





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