Pro-Erdogan supporters hold Turkish flags during a protest at the Sarachane park in Istanbul on July 19, 2016. The Turkish army said on July 19 that the vast majority of its members had no links with the July 15 attempted coup and warned that the putschists would face severe punishment. The armed forces blamed the
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Erdogan supporters maintain Turkish flags throughout a protest on the Sarachane park in Istanbul on July 19, 2016.
The Turkish military stated on July 19 that the overwhelming majority of its members had no hyperlinks with the July 15 tried coup and warned that the putschists would face extreme punishment. The armed forces blamed the “Fethullah Terrorist Organisation” (FETO) for the failed putsch, referring to Fethullah Gulen, a one-time ally turned foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s prime minister stated on July 19 his authorities had despatched 4 recordsdata to the United States, as Ankara seeks the extradition of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkey on Wednesday detained over 1,000 suspects in an enormous new crackdown on alleged supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the inside minister stated, per week after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a referendum on ramping up his powers.

A complete of 1,009 suspects have to this point been detained in raids in 72 provinces throughout the nation, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted as saying by the official Anadolu information company. Gulen is blamed by the authorities for masterminding the July 15 failed coup however denies the charges.

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