Metin Topuz was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison on charges of helping the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), the group behind a 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
Prosecutors in Istanbul issued arrest warrants for 118 people, including 98 on-duty soldiers, as part of an investigation into Fetullah Terrorist Organisation.
The suspects, in the capital Ankara, are part of a group of 71 FETO members, including 33 active-duty officials, who infiltrated the Justice Ministry, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Responding to a question in parliament submitted by the opposition Left Party, the German government confirmed foreign and domestic intelligence agencies had contact with members of Fetullah Gulen’s group.
Ahmet Altan was released on November 4, under judicial control after receiving a more than 10-year sentence for aiding a terror group.
Moves taken, under the state of emergency declared in the aftermath of a 2016 coup bid, include dismissal from public service, cancellation of scholarships, annulment of the ranks of retired personnel and closure of some institutions.
Resat Nazmi Oral was arrested in a joint operation conducted by Turkish police and the National Intelligence Organization on July 29 in Batikent district of Ankara and he was referred to a court on August 9.
TRT World's new documentary Until We Take Control: The Story of the Failed Coup In Turkey examines how FETO was able to make inroads into Turkish society with an ultimate aim of power grab.
FETO suspects trying to flee to Europe following the 2016 failed coup attempt include ex-soldiers, judges, academicians and police officers.
Arrest warrants include active-duty colonels, lieutenants, majors, captains in Istanbul and 20 soldiers in Izmir.
A court on Thursday handed down verdicts to several people, among more than 220 suspects, in one of the biggest trials relating to the deadly July 15, 2016 failed coup.
Royal Public Schools, chain of charter schools run by FETO member Soner Tarim, planned to open campuses in Austin, Houston.
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