Turkish deputy PM: 216 soldiers, gendarmes still at large after coup bid

August 8, 2016 17:20


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ANKARA - Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that 186 soldiers and 30 gendarmes, all suspected of plotting last month's failed coup, were still at large.

They included nine generals, Kurtulmus told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

He also said 10 foreign nationals had been arrested, but he did not give any details about the foreigners' nationalities.

Turkey has detained thousands of soldiers and dismissed more than 3,000 from the military over their alleged links to the July 15 coup attempt in which soldiers commandeered fighter jets, tanks and helicopters to overthrow the government.

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