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Turkey seeks 1,112 suspects linked to failed coup

AP  |  Ankara 

Turkey's state-run agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 1,112 people suspected of links to the US-based Muslim who is blamed by for a failed coup attempt in 2016.

says the warrants were issued Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged cheating in an exam in 2010 that allowed police officers to become deputy police inspectors. Prosecutors say questions were given to followers of Fethullah Gulen before the test.

Anadolu says police launched simultaneous operations in the capital and 75 provinces.

The operation was one of the biggest against Gulen's network since the coup attempt. Some 77,000 people have been arrested and around 130,000 others have been dismissed from state jobs since the coup.

Gulen denies involvement in the attempt.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 16:25 IST