Non-commissioned officer planning assassination attempt on Erdogan detained in Turkey

22:00 | 10.09.2019

A Turkish non-commissioned officer who was a member of the FETO (Fethullah Gulen) terrorist movement and planned to carry out an assassination attempt on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an attempted military coup in 2016 has been detained, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.

That the name of the detained non-commissioned officer was not disclosed for security reasons.

According to media reports, the officer was detained in Eskisehir Province. Details of the operation are not reported.

Fethullah Gulen and his supporters are accused of attempting a military coup in Turkey.


A group of rebels attempted a military coup in Turkey on the night of July 16, 2016. The main confrontation broke out in Ankara and Istanbul. More than 250 Turkish citizens were killed, over 2,000 people were injured, the mutiny was suppressed.