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Balance for 2018 : 75,000 arrests in Turkey because of terrorist accusations

Turkish authorities have arrested 2018, approximately 75.200 people for alleged terrorist connections. According to a on Monday by the interior Ministry in Ankara published report. The vast majority - about 52,000 - were arrested because of contacts to the movement of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen. The Turkish government makes Gülen for the coup attempt of 2016 is responsible.

in Total, were arrested since the coup attempt in front of two and a half years, according to official Figures from November, around 218.000 people because of alleged Links to the coup leaders. Around 31,000 of them were sentenced accordingly, or sitting still in custody.

on Monday morning, the Prosecutor in Ankara had advertised again for a total of 60 people in the investigation. The state Agency Anadolu, until noon (local time) 31 of the Sought were in custody.

It was, without exception, active members of the air force, including at least six higher ranking officers, according to a report by the news Agency DHA. The Turkish government has focused since the coup attempt, many of the continuing arrests and dismissals in the police and the military.

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defense Minister Hulusi Akar in the beginning of November had indicated that only in the military, more than 15,000 people had been removed from office because of alleged Links to the coup leaders of the office, including 150 generals and admirals. The international sharply criticized the measures, academics, human rights activists and journalists meet. (dpa)

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