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Turkey captures three men in Gabon

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A Turkish police officer uses binoculars to scan the area from a platform, in Istanbul /AP

Three Turkish nationals detained in Gabon over links to the Fethullah Gulen movement that Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup have been brought to Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, said on Tuesday.

Speaking to politicians from his ruling AK Party, Erdogan vowed to continue to seek supporters of the US-based cleric “no matter where they run.”

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency, citing security sources, said the three suspects had been captured in an operation carried out by Turkish intelligence. It said they were brought back to Turkey and handed over to authorities for questioning. It said the three were detained by authorities in Gabon on March 23 and also faced charges of membership of an armed terrorist organization.