Media: in Turkey, 27 people were sent to prison for connection with the Gulen organization

© AP Photo / Burhan OzbiliciСотрудники law enforcement bodies of Turkey in Ankara. Archival photoMedia: in Turkey, 27 people were sent to prison for connection with the Gulen organization© AP Photo / Burhan Ozbilici

Courts in the southern and South-Eastern provinces of Turkey on Wednesday sentenced to different prison terms of 27 people for their involvement in organization of the opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen (FETO), which Ankara considers guilty of the attempted coup, Anadolu Agency reports citing a source in law enforcement bodies.

The court in the province of Adiyaman sentenced to two lawyers who were accused of having links with FETO, sentenced them to nine and 12 years in prison respectively. In Adana province the former head of police was sentenced to nine years in prison, seven members received sentences ranging from three to nine years.

In the provinces of Antalya and Kahramanmaraş courts handed down on Wednesday a sentence of 15 suspects in a similar case. According to the courts, they will have to spend in prison from one to nine years. In the provinces of Sanliurfa and Gaziantep, two accused, including the man responsible for the creation of cell organization in the armed forces of the country, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from six to nine years.

A group of rebels attempted military coup in Turkey in the night of July 16, 2016. The main fighting took place in Ankara and Istanbul. Killed more than 240 Turkish citizens, more than 2 thousand people were injured, the rebellion was suppressed. In Turkey after the mutiny were arrested, more than 50 thousand people laid off or dismissed more than 140 thousand civil servants. The Turkish authorities accused the FETO of involvement in the coup attempt. Gülen himself in the United States, condemned the coup and rejected the accusations.