Turkey coup attempt: Arrest warrants issued for journalists

Türkiye Materials 26 July 2016 09:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26


Turkey's authorities have issued detention warrants for 42 journalists, local media say, as part of an inquiry into the failed coup on July 15, BBC reported.

Prominent commentator Nazli Ilicak is said to be on the list. Ankara has not publicly commented on the claim.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.