As part of the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of being involved in a military coup attempt in Turkey, 166 policemen have been detained in the country, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported on October 7.
The detainees are accused of being members of the terrorist organization, according to the report.
As part of the next phase of the operation against the Gulen movement’s supporters, 12,700 police officers were dismissed in Turkey on Oct. 4.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.
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