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  • Turkey's Failed Coup: Warrants Issued for 105 Tech Experts

  • Anadolu Agency says 52 of the suspects have been detained so far

, photo: Press Presidency Press Service, via AP

11 of July 2017 12:38:27

ANKARA – Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 105 information technology experts suspected of aiding last year's failed coup, the state-run news agency reported.The warrants were issued Tuesday as Turkey kicked off a week of events commemorating the July 15 anniversary of the thwarted coup and remembering about 250 people who were killed.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım visited a graveyard in Istanbul where some of the victims were buried, while special prayers were to be recited in honor of the dead at mosques across the country.https://youtu.be/jW_c30hwXTMAnadolu Agency says 52 of the suspects, who include ex-employees of Turkey's scientific research council and of the telecommunications authority, have been detained so far. They are accused of providing technical support to the coup plotters.Turkey has blamed U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen for the coup and is seeking his extradition. Gülen has denied involvement.Turkey declared a state of emergency following the attempt and embarked on a sweeping crackdown, arresting some 50,000 people for alleged links to the coup and dismissing over 100,000 from government jobs.



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