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More than 700 servicemen detained in Turkey

Türkiye Materials 16 July 2016 09:20 (UTC +04:00)
The number of servicemen detained in connection with the coup attempt in Turkey exceeds 700, including six generals.
More than 700 servicemen detained in Turkey

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 15

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The number of servicemen detained in connection with the coup attempt in Turkey exceeds 700, including six generals, Anadolu agency reported July 16.

A number of colonels of Turkish Armed Forces have been dismissed, said the agency.

A chaotic night began late Friday with reports of soldiers trying to wrestle control of bridges and key functions in major cities, and turned into a nightmare when army helicopters began airstrikes and shelled key locations in the capital, Ankara, Anadolu reported.

Bombs struck near the Turkish Grand Assembly, witnesses said.

Forty-six servicemen headed the coup attempt, according to the report.

Commenting on the situation in Turkey, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that the total number of those killed during the attempt of a military coup has not been determined yet.

It was previously reported that 60 people were killed in Ankara during a coup attempt.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called the coup attempt a terrorist act.

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