More than 50 FETO suspects arrested across Turkey

Police arrested 55 people across Turkey on Friday for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, according to a security source.

Twenty-two suspects were arrested in the eastern province of Malatya, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The arrests came after security forces carried out simultaneous raids on 25 addresses in six different provinces, including Bingol, Elazig, Erzurum, Mersin, Trabzon, and Malatya.

The suspects were accused of using FETO's encrypted smart phone messaging app ByLock, the source added.

In another operation based in the northern Tokat province and carried out in 17 provinces including Konya, Mardin and Istanbul, 10 suspects were arrested as part of a probe of FETO's military infiltration.

The suspects were among 23 people arrest warrants were issued for.

In another probe of FETO's military infiltration in Tokat, five former soldiers were arrested in four different provinces, including Ankara, Izmir and Sirnak.

Source: Anadolu Agency