Turkey: 44 local officials dismissed amid FETO probe

ANKARA:The Turkish Interior Ministry has dismissed 44 local officals from their posts Thursday in the wake of the July 15 coup attempt, the ministry has stated.

The ministry said in a statement that the dismissed personnel were linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

Led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is accused of orchestrating Turkey's July 15 coup plot as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.

The July 15 defeated coup left 248 martyred, 2,193 others wounded.

Source: Anadolu Agency