ISTANBUL, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkish prosecutors on Friday ordered the detention of 1000 military personnel over their alleged links to a group accused of masterminding a coup bid in 2016, local media reported.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said 211 of the 1000 suspects are actively serving in the Turkish Armed Forces, while the others have been suspended from their duty.
A total of 1000 suspects have been detained in operations launched early in the morning following the order of the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Istanbul, said Anadolu.
A day earlier, prosecutors in the western province of Izmir ordered the detention of 96 suspects, including 91 suspended soldiers, over their alleged links to the failed coup.
The Turkish government blames the network led by the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen for the failed coup in July 2016, in which 21000 people were killed.