World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 85 suspects were remanded in custody late Saturday over alleged links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), as part of an ongoing investigation into the group's alleged members within the Turkish military.
Out of 95 suspects who were detained earlier by Istanbul's anti-terror branch units, 10 were released under judicial control following a hearing at the Caglayan Courthouse, according to a judicial source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions over talking to the media.
Among those released, seven pleaded guilty, benefiting from the effective remorse law, the source said. Another 17 suspects were released by the prosecutors for the same reason.
153 suspects are still being probed by the police, the source added.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup on July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
After the coup attempt, tens of thousands FETO suspects have been arrested, including many in the armed forces, police, justice system and education sector.
Turkish president speaks with opposition leader Bahceli on phone
Turkish prime minister says operation in Afrin is just like Operation Euphrates Shield
PYD/PKK terrorist group had fired 11 rockets in southern Turkey, killing Syrian national and injuring 46 others
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds joint news conference with Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad
President addresses massive crowd in western city of Bursa before ruling AK Party's Women Branch congress
'There is no other way to clear our borders from terror,' says Bahceli
Deadly siege of iconic hotel in Afghan capital leaves several people dead
Howitzers responded to PYD/PKK group’s harassing fire at Turkey’s border province of Kilis.
Free Syrian Army troops also entered PYD/PKK occupied areas in northern Syria
Turkish jets heard flying in southern Hatay province's Reyhanli and Kirikhan districts near Syrian border
Operation in Syria's Manbij to come next, Turkish president says
Premier Yildirim: Operation in Syria’s Afrin aims to end cruelty of PKK/PYD, ISIL terror groups in region
Terrorist organization's shelters, hideouts destroyed during Jan.19-20 strikes
Turkish religious head describes Juneidi as symbol of Palestinian heroic resistance to US Jerusalem move
Ibrahim Kalin, H.R. McMaster talk Syria, Iraq, Fetullah Terrorist Organization, according to Turkish presidential statement