Istanbul police detain 120 executives suspected of financing coup plotters


tanbul police detained 120 company executives from 44 companies in the Üsküdar and Ümraniye districts in a dawn raid as part of the investigation into last month’s attempted coup.

The executives of the companies are accused of financially supporting the Gülenist terror cult (FETÖ), whose leader Fethullah Gülen is suspected of masterminding the failed coup.

No details were provided on the names of the raided companies.

Following the July 15 coup attempt, around 26,000 people with links to FETÖ have been arrested across Turkey. Senior business figures as well as military, police, judges, prosecutors and teachers have been among those targeted.

At least 240 people were killed in the deadly coup attempt on July 15.

Gülen is also accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the Turkish government through the infiltration of state institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the parallel state.


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