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Today, Turkish authorities arrested 148 mostly military in 47 neighborhoods of the city of Izmir, as part of investigations by the government of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), headed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, against the Fathullah Gulen-led service movement.
The detention is a reason for the movement’s coup to overthrow the regime in July 2016.
The Turkish journal ‘’Saman Yulu’’ said that the police in operations involving 47 areas of Izmir had arrested a group of 148 people, including active-duty soldiers, and recently dismissed military school students.
The Journal explained that of the 134 soldiers detained, 103 were still in active service and 14 were former students of the military school, as part of the Turkish authorities’ investigations against the Gülen movement.
Also, the reason for the arrest was the use of public phones on the streets by those people to make contact with the movement.