Turkey detains 51 teachers over suspected links to 2016 coup

Turkish authorities yesterday detained 51 out of 107 teachers issued arrest warrants for suspected ties to the U.S.-based cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating in 2016 coup.

Fifty-one of the teachers were detained in Ankara after the local prosecutor issued the warrants, adding that operations continued to round-up the remaining teachers. The teachers were previously suspended from their jobs as part of the ongoing crackdown that followed the attempted coup in July 2016.