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Turkey seeks arrest of 300 soldiers over coup


Turkish prosecutors have issued detention orders for 333 soldiers over alleged links to an Islamic cleric accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.
It says the order includes 216 active duty soldiers, 27 civilians who are also among those named.
Seven of the military members were pilots, Air Force in particular has been hard hit by purges since the failed putsch.
The government blamed Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in the U.S., for the abortive coup.
Over 50,000 people are in jail due to alleged links to Gulen and 150,000 have lost their jobs.
Mr. Gulen has denied the charges against him.
The authorities announce detentions of alleged Gulenists, over 16 months after the coup.

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