Turkey says detains 1,000 'secret imams' in police purge

Turkey says detains 1,000 'secret imams' in police purgeBy Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish authorities said they had arrested more than a thousand “secret Imams” who had infiltrated police forces on behalf of a U.S.-based cleric accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of trying to topple him last July. The nationwide sweep was one of the largest operations in months against suspected supporters of the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan. Gulen denies any part in the coup led by military officers.



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