More than 26,000 detained over attempted coup in Turkey - minister
Published 09/08/2016 | 08:28
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.
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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