10 foreigners detained in Turkey over attempted military coup
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
Ten foreigners have been detained in Turkey in connection with the attempted military coup in the country, TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus as saying Aug. 8.
Kurtulmus didn’t specify the detainees’ nationality.
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.