ADANA/BALIKESIR/ANTALYA, Turkey

Turkish security forces on Tuesday arrested 52 suspects over ties to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the defeated 2016 coup. 

The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Offices in the southern provinces of Adana and Antalya and western province of Balikesir issued warrants for 52 people, including some officials.

Adana-based anti-terror operations were launched simultaneously in five provinces, and 22 suspects were arrested.

Additionally, in Balikesir-based operations, carried out in eight provinces — including Istanbul and Ankara — 10 suspects were arrested.

Also, 20 suspects were arrested in an anti-terror operation in Antalya where 10 of the detained suspects

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