Turkish courts slap FETO-linked men with jail terms

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Thousands of defendants accused of being members of terror group, which orchestrated defeated coup on July 15, 2016

Turkish courts slap FETO-linked men with jail terms

By Sibel Ugurlu

ANKARA

Turkish courts on Monday handed jail terms to two people, including a former police official, for their links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), judicial officials said.

The 13th High Criminal Court in the western province of Izmir sentenced a person to seven years and six months in prison for being a member of the armed terrorist organization, which attempted to overthrow the government and the country’s constitutional order on the night of July 15, 2016.

In southeastern Sanliurfa province, the 6th High Criminal Court sentenced a police official, who was sacked for his links to the FETO, to eight years in prison.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup bid, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

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