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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 25 soldiers in post-coup probe

DIYARBAKIR – Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 25 soldiers across Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus, security sources said, as part of a widening crackdown following last year's failed military coup.

 

The soldiers, on active duty and of varying ranks in Turkey's military, are being sought across 13 provinces and Turkish northern Cyprus, the sources said.

 

Prosecutors in the southeastern province of Mardin ordered the arrest of the soldiers over the "secret military structuring" of the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the sources said.