Turkish authorities has detained 10 former admirals after a group of more than 100 retired senior Navy Officers issued a statement that government officials tied to Turkey’s history of military coups.
It was gathered that the retired admirals were detained as part of an investigation into their open letter, which was launched by the chief prosecutor in the capital, Ankara.
Prosecutors also ordered four other suspects to report to Ankara police within three days, opting not to detain them because of their age.
The detentions come a day after the open letter signed by 104 retired admirals was sharply condemned by the presidential office, which said the move was reminiscent of coup times during Turkey’s past.
The suspects were detained at their homes in Ankara, Istanbul and Kocaeli, and were to be questioned by the chief prosecutor’s office in the capital.