ANKARA - Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul has given a go ahead to legal proceedings against four US Embassy shooting suspects on charges of carrying out a hostile act against a foreign state.
The Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Ankara had sent a request for starting legal proceedings.
The four suspects Ahmet Celikten, Osman Gundas, Ersin Bayram and T.B.K. were involved in the drive-by shooting in Ankara last month.
Investigations reveal the suspects had communicated with Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) through cell phones.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup in 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary