Turkey issues warrants for 3,224 people over alleged links to failed coup

More than 1,000 of those had already been detained, NTV said. 

Reuters| Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Ankara: Turkey has issued detention warrants for 3,224 people over suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, news channels NTV and CNN Turk reported on Wednesday, in one of the largest operations in months against the network which Turkey blames for a failed July coup.

More than 1,000 of those had already been detained, NTV said.

Turkey`s interior minister said earlier that the operation targeted the network`s structure in the police force.