Turkey suspends hundreds of navy officers in FETO probe

Almost 300 officers suspended from duty, 19 others dismissed says defense ministry

Turkey suspends hundreds of navy officers in FETO probe

World Bulletin / News Desk

Hundreds of Turkish naval officers have been suspended amid a Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO) probe, the country’s defense ministry revealed on Sunday.

An announcement carried on the Turkish National Defense Ministry's official Twitter account said a total of 168 commissioned officers and 123 non-commissioned officers had been suspended from duty.

Fifteen commissioned officers and four non-commissioned officers were also dismissed.

The suspensions come amid the Turkish government’s fight against FETO -- an illegal parallel state structure -- following a failed coup bid on July 15.

More than 240 people died and nearly 2,200 others were injured during the events of July 15.

Last Mod: 13 Kasım 2016, 14:45
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