Turkey holds 20 alleged members of coup 'sleeper cell' - agency



Twenty suspects including Turkish soldiers and a deputy governor were jailed pending trial on Thursday, accused of belonging to a "sleeper cell" to be activated if a July military coup attempt had been successful, state-run Anadolu Agency said.
The move followed Wednesday's dismissal of 540 soldiers from the naval and forces command and the expulsion of 66 judges from their profession as the government presses a purge of the civil and security forces following the July 15 putsch.
Turkey enforced emergency rule and began dismissing, suspending and arresting state officials after... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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