Over 7,000 citizens banned from leaving Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
As a part of an investigation into the July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey, more than 7,000 citizens have been banned from traveling abroad, Haber7 newspaper reported Aug. 23.
There are lawyers, legal experts and civil servants among those, who are banned from traveling abroad, according to the report.
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 had said 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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