Thirty staff members of Turkish Cabinet of Ministers detained

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2016 12:16 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28


Thirty staff members of the Turkish Cabinet of Ministers, who are accused of having relations with Fethullah Gulen’s terrorist organization, involved in the military coup attempt in the country, were detained, the Turkish Kanal7 TV channel reported July 28.

Kanal7 does not disclose the detainees’ positions and names.

Currently, the detainees’ apartments are being searched, the message said.

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.

President Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in the country on July 20.