Three Turkish generals flee to northern Iraq – newspaper
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Three generals and 60 officers who are accused of involvement in the military coup attempt in Turkey, have fled to northern Iraq, the Milliyet newspaper reported Aug. 8.
The fugitive servicemen are currently hiding in the camps of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group, according to the intelligence service and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey.
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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