Turkish police detained 53 former members of the Istanbul stock exchange on suspicion of having links with the fugitive Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen. About it reports Reuters.
Just issued orders for the arrest of 102 people. Early Friday morning, may 12, police searched a total of 70 apartments. Lived in them former employees of the Istanbul stock exchange, dismissed in the summer of 2016 after the failed coup.
Ankara accuses Gulen, living in the United States, in organizing the coup attempt made on 15 July 2016. The religious leader maintains his innocence to these events.
As a result of the coup killed 230 people, 2.1 thousand were injured. After these events, the country held mass purges in government, the security services, courts, army, educational institutions. According to the latest data under investigation are 150 thousand people, are under suspicion — 145 thousand, 49 thousand arrested.