Turkey formally arrested 16,000 people in coup probe: minister

August 9, 2016 8:32 AM

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Turkey formally arrested 16,000 people in coup probe: minister

ISTANBUL Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday 16,000 people have been formally arrested and remanded in custody in connection with last month's failed coup attempt, while another 6,000 detainees were still being processed.

Another 7,668 people were under investigation but were not currently detained, he said in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, broadcast live on Turkish television channels.

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