By Melike Gallenkus, Mustafa Hatipoglu, Basak Akbulut Yazar
ISTANBUL (AA) - A former governor of Istanbul and a former police commissioner in the province were given jail terms on Friday for their links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), according to a judicial source.
The 30th Heavy Criminal Court in Istanbul sentenced former Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu to three years, one month and 15 days in prison in a trial against FETO’s structure in civil service, said the official, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Mutlu was later released by the court, considering the duration he served in the jail.
The former Police Commissioner Huseyin Capkin was also sentenced to two years and one month in prison, the official said.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured, according to the Turkish government.