NEWS BRIEF Turkish authorities simultaneously raided 51 companies and arrested 50 people in Istanbul Tuesday in connection with last month’s failed coup attempt. The companies, and those arrested, are allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the plot.
Here’s more from Anadolu, the state-run news agency:
The Istanbul Counter-Financial Crimes Branch Directorate carried out the operations in companies, including Akfa Holding and A101 supermarket chain, in the Uskudar and Umraniye districts with riot police support.
Speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, the source said that arrest warrants were issued for a total of 120 people, of which 50 people, including Fatih Aktas, chairman of Akfa holding, were detained.