Erdogan's aide hiding in Antalya hotel detained

Türkiye Materials 19 July 2016 15:07 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish police on Tuesday detained Lieutenant Colonel Erkan Kıvrak, military aide of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in southern Antalya province, Daily Sabah reported.

According to reports, Kıvrak was hiding at a hotel with a fake ID in the southern resort town.

On July 15, a small military junta linked to the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ) attempted to topple the democratically elected government in Turkey and bring martial law. The attempt was prevented by military troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens in favor of democracy. 208 people, consisting of mostly civilians, have been killed by pro-coup soldiers, while over 1,400 people were injured. Turkey's opposition parties have united against the coup attempt, condemning it in the harshest terms and underscoring their determination to preserve democracy and rule of law in Turkey.