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|Turkey Coup Attempt: Erdogan Continue Rounding Up Suspects by netghost: 9:31am On Jul 18, 2016|
Two days after a failed military coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed a continued crackdown on those behind it — and those perceived to have been involved — as large crowds heeded his call to fill the nation’s streets.
Thousands of soldiers have been arrested and hundreds of judiciary members removed since Friday’s uprising, which left at least 290 people dead and more than 1,400 injured in a chaotic night of violence.
Around 6,000 people have been detained and arrests will continue, according to Turkey’s foreign ministry. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed that “they will pay a heavy price.” Erdogan said that he will remove the “viruses” from all state institutions. The arrests include Gen. Bekir Ercan Van, commander of the Incirlik Air Base, according to the Turkish President’s office.
The United States uses the airbase to launch airstrikes on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
An “order of detention” for Col. Ali Yazici, a senior military aide to Erdogan, has also been issued, according to Anadolu. Eight Turkish soldiers flew a helicopter to Alexandroupoli, Greece, hours after the failed coup attempt, where they were arrested and charged with “illegal entrance” into Greece.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said they would be extradited within “15 to 20 days,” Erdogan said Sunday in a speech outside his Istanbul residence.
Clashes occurred Sunday between security forces and coup plotters resisting arrest nearly 200 miles south of Ankara at Konya Airbase. The government is now in control of the situation, the source said.
|Re: Turkey Coup Attempt: Erdogan Continue Rounding Up Suspects by junketer(m): 9:36am On Jul 18, 2016|
Can they also come down here and arrest bubu? He needs to pay for the severe hardship he's inflicted on nigerians.
|Re: Turkey Coup Attempt: Erdogan Continue Rounding Up Suspects by Vendoor(f): 9:38am On Jul 18, 2016|
Too bad... Trying to rule with guns won't help the citizens.
Help strengthen democracy.
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