Saturday 10 December 2016

More than 26,000 detained over attempted coup in Turkey - minister

Published 09/08/2016 | 08:28

A woman is reflected in a poster made for an anti-coup rally, at Taksim Square in Istanbul (AP)
A woman is reflected in a poster made for an anti-coup rally, at Taksim Square in Istanbul (AP)

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday a total of more than 26,000 people have been detained in connection with last month's failed coup attempt.

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He was speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, broadcast live on Turkish television channels.

Some 16,000 people have been formally arrested and remanded in custody in connection with last month's failed coup attempt, while another 6,000 detainees were still being processed.

Another 7,668 people were under investigation but were not currently detained.

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President Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine. Photo: Reuters/Getty
President Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine. Photo: Reuters/Getty

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