Turkey prosecutor's office leading investigation at Akinci Air Base
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 2
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
In connection with the military coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s prosecutor's office and the bureau of investigation of the constitution violations are conducting investigation at the Akinci Air Base, which was the headquarters of the coup plotters, the Haber 7 newspaper reported Aug. 2.
Head of Turkey’s general staff and other high officials of the country’s armed forces were also held hostage on the day of the coup attempt at the Akinci Air Base located in Ankara.
Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the closure of the Akinci military base.
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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