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2,839 Members of Military Detained for Attempted Coup: Turkish PM Yildirim

Sat Jul 16, 2016 16:16:15

A total of 2,839 members of Turkey's military have been detained in connection with an attempted coup overnight, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, flanked by Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag , Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar , Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala and Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik , gives a press conference outside the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, on July 16, 2016.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on July 16, 2016 that 161 people were killed in the Turkey coup attempt against the government, with 2,839 soldiers now detained on suspicion of involvement.

Yildirim, speaking outside his Cankaya palace in Ankara and flanked by top general Hulusi Akar who was held during the coup attempt, also described the putsch bid as a "black stain" on Turkish democracy. He added that 1,440 people had been wounded.

In the video various of local officials arresting and beating man they believe to be a soldier who supports the coup attempt

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