Turkey seeks detention of 103 university academics in Gulen-related probe

November 18, 2016 08:18

ISTANBUL - Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 103 academics at an Istanbul university on Friday in an investigation targeting followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted coup in July, NTV said.

It said the investigation was focused on the city's Yildiz Technical University. The Hurriyet newspaper website said 70 academics had been already been detained in simultaneous raids across the city by organized crime police teams.

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