Egypt/June 20, 2019/Daily News Egypt /No Comment/129 views /EgyptFeatured Turkey orders arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected Gulen links – Daily News Egyptshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Turkey ordered the arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected links to the network accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. Police were looking for just over half of the suspects in the western coastal province of Izmir and the rest across 30 other provinces, Anadolu said. They were suspected of being supporters of United States-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Turkish authorities of masterminding the failed coup three years ago. ALSO READ Lagos Court hears how 3 truck conductors allegedly beat man to death - Daily Post NigeriaHowever, Gulen has denied any role. When a failed coup attempt took place, the Turkish government claimed supporters within the military of the exiled Muslim cleric were behind it. President Erdogan labelled the Gulen movement as a terrorist organisation and declared a three-month state of emergency, in order to actively prosecute its members. The state of emergency allowed the government to rule by decree. It, in turn, used the decrees as a means to establish new rules in all of the country’s state institutions. ALSO READ Diaa Rashwan elected as head of Egypt’s Press Syndicate - Daily News EgyptThe resulting wave of firings and arrests prompted opposition members to deem the state of emergency as a “civil coup and a witch hunt against critics,” calling for its immediate lifting, but to no avail. More than 77,000 people have been jailed pending trial, while about 150,000 people from the civil service, military, and elsewhere, have been sacked or suspended from their jobs under crackdowns since the attempted coup. ALSO READ Shoukry in Muscat for Egyptian-Omani committee - Daily News EgyptRights groups and Turkey’s Western allies have criticised the scope of the crackdown, saying Erdogan has used the abortive coup as a pretext to quash dissent. However, the government said the security measures are necessary due to the gravity of the threat Turkey faces, and has thus vowed to eradicate Gulen’s network in the country. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:EgyptFeatured share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleUS military to send 1,000 soldiers to Middle East, Russia calls for restraint – Daily News Egyptnext articleEgypt condemns Kenya’s terrorist attack – Daily News EgyptRelated PostsNigeria/July 16, 2019 /No Comment Sen. Nwaoboshi Floors Ned Nwoko At Supreme CourtNigeria/July 16, 2019 /No Comment Chelsea Don’t Need New Players To Be Successful – LampardGov. Makinde Declares Assets Worth Over N48bnPDP witness raises allegation of $10,000 bribe against INEC officer at tribunal – Daily Post NigeriaBREAKING: My Father Told Me Atiku Is Born Nigerian – PDP’s WitnessAFCON 2019: Pinnick takes final decision on Rohr’s future as Super Eagles head coach – Daily Post NigeriaToyota-Orascom-GDF alliance to complete Gulf of Suez wind farm by October – Daily News EgyptElectricity Ministry negotiates State Grid, Siemens, IBB to establish control centre in NAC – Daily News EgyptJUST IN: Senate To Screen CJN Tanko Muhammad WednesdayHerdsmen: Defend Yourselves, Enough Is Enough – Ooni Of Ife Tells Yorubas Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.