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Turkey detains more than 600 over alleged links to coup attempt

AFP  |  Ankara 

Turkish authorities detained 641 people in nationwide raids Tuesday over alleged links to a group blamed for a 2016 failed coup, state agency reported.

Earlier Tuesday, Ankara's said officials had sent, to authorities in 75 provinces, the names of 1,112 people under investigation over suspected ties to US-based Muslim and his movement. Gulen is accused of ordering the attempted putsch, a claim he strongly denies.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 20:00 IST