EDIRNE, Turkey

At least three suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) trying to flee to Greece were arrested in Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province, a security source said on Sunday.

The suspects, identified only by the initials B.C., I.C., and M.O., were nabbed in the Meric district and were referred to the district gendarmerie command.

FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and 2,734 injured.

Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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