Turkey seeks arrest of ex-football star in coup probe

August 12, 2016 9:33 AM

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Turkey seeks arrest of ex-football star in coup probe

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for its former international football star striker Hakan Sukur in the probe over the failed July 15 coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media said on Friday.

Sukur is accused by prosecutors in Sakarya province east of Istanbul of being a member of the organisation of the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who Ankara claims was behind the coup.

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