Turkey nabs 16 senior military officers over coup


Istanbul, Dec 22: Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of seven colonels and nine lieutenant-colonels in an investigation into the network of a US-based cleric whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating last year’s attempted coup, the Hurriyet news website said on Friday.
It said the investigation, focused on the capital Ankara and spread across nine provinces, targeted serving officers in Turkey’s gendarmerie force, which maintains security in rural areas. Other media carried similar reports.