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Reforms underway in Turkey’s law enforcement agencies

Türkiye Materials 26 July 2016 10:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan. July 26

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey has launched reforms in its law enforcement agencies following the military coup attempt in the country, the Anadolu Agency reported July 26 citing the country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

From now on, the Gendarmerie and Coast Guard will subordinate to the Interior Ministry, according to Yildirim.

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.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip 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.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

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