KONYA, Turkey 

Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants on Tuesday for 37 suspects over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, said security sources.

Authorities in the central Konya province issued arrest warrants for the suspects, some of whom are active-duty soldiers in the Turkish Armed Forces.

The suspects were accused of allegedly serving as FETO’s “covert imams” — senior members of the terror group — said the source who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Police have launched simultaneous operations across 24 provinces.

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