Turkey seeks arrest of university academics in Gulen-related probe

December 9, 2016 08:02

ISTANBUL - Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrest of 87 people linked to Istanbul University in an investigation targeting followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of being behind July's attempted coup, media reported on Friday.

Broadcaster CNN Turk said police carried out simultaneous raids across 12 provinces, targeting suspects including someone it said was the head of a minor political party and many professors from the university.

Related Content

Breaking news
September 19, 2019
EU executive says Britain sent in "documents" with Brexit ideas