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Turkey coup: Turkey PM says coup attempt crushed, over 7,500 detained

Turkey Has Detained More Than 7,500 Suspects Involved In The Coup Plot Seeking To Oust The Government, The Prime Minister Said Today.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Jul 2016, 05:28:00 PM
Binali Yildirim, Turkish PM


Turkey has detained more than 7,500 suspects involved in the coup plot seeking to oust the government, the prime minister said today.

“So far 7,543 suspects have been detained. The numbers may change. It includes 100 police, 6,038 soldiers, 755 judges and prosecutors and 650 civilians,” Binali Yildirim said. 316 of the detainees have been remanded in custody, he noted.

Giving a new toll, he said 208 people were killed by the coup bid, including 145 civilians, 60 police and three soldiers. 1,491 were wounded, he added, In addition, the authorities have said more than 100 coup plotters were killed.

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First Published : 18 Jul 2016, 05:19:00 PM

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