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Servicemen who planned assassinating Erdogan, flee to Greece

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2016 15:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The servicemen, who were planning the assassination attempt on Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have fled to the Greek island of Pserimos, the Hurriyet newspaper reported July 28 citing the diplomatic sources.

Reportedly, currently, the Greek side is carrying out an operation to detain them.

The investigation and the testimony of the arrested generals involved in the coup attempt in Turkey has revealed that Ali Yazici, adviser to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stands behind the assassination attempt on the president.

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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