Turkey continues to jail regime opponents

Turkish authorities arrested a total of 81 people on Tuesday for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), as they call the organization of self-exiled imam Fetullah Gullen, which they say is behind a deadly 2016 coup attempt in the country.

Prosecutors in the capital Ankara issued arrest warrants for 94 suspects on charges of using the group’s encrypted smartphone messaging app, ByLock, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office.

Police arrested 67 suspects as operations continue to arrest an additional 27, the statement added.

Separately, prosecutors in Ankara also issued arrest warrants for 18 former Army staff who were dismissed after the defeated coup, amid a probe investigating communications within the terror group, according to a statement by the top prosecutor’s officeTurkish authorities