Mevlana Rumi museum drew 3.4 mln visitors in 2019

A museum in central Turkey dedicated to the 13th-century Muslim mystic poet Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi hosted a record of nearly 3.5 million visitors in 2019.

The Mevlana Museum, located in Konya, drew a total of 3,464,000 local and foreign tourists last year, becoming the country's number two museum destination after the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul.

 Ankara denies rumours of coup plot against Erdogan, arrests 700 alleged Gulenists

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the arrest of nearly 700 people, including military and justice ministry personnel, state media said, intensifying moves against a network accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.

The arrests came amidst rumours of yet another coup attempt against Erdogan which was denied by the government.

180 FETÖ terror suspects nabbed across Turkey

Turkey on Feb. 18 detained180 suspected members of the FETÖ, the group behind the defeated coup attempt of 2016, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Fifty of the detainees are part of a group of 71 FETÖ members who infiltrated the Justice Ministry sought by warrants in a 15-city operation ordered by prosecutors in the capital Ankara, Anadolu Agency cited sources as saying.

Detention warrants out for 74 FETÖ-linked suspects

Turkey's prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 74 people with suspected links to the FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt, state media has reported.

Prosecutors in western and central provinces issued detention warrants for 74 suspects on Feb. 4 over links to FETÖ, state-run Anadolu Agency cited anonymous security sources as saying.

FETÖ terror group's 'Malaysia imam' detained

A suspected so-called "Malaysia imam" of the FETÖ was detained in central Turkey, security sources said on Jan. 25.

The suspect, identified by Ahmet K., was so-called imam of FETÖ members in Malaysia from 2011 to 2013.

Turkish police arrested the suspect and his wife, identified as Betul K., in Turkey's Konya province.