Saturday, July 16, 2016

With The Turkish Coup Now Over, Mass Arrests And Retribution

BBC: Turkey: Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM

Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested over an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim.

In a night he called a "black stain on Turkish democracy", he said 161 people had been killed and 1,440 wounded.

Explosions and gunfire were heard in Ankara, Istanbul and elsewhere overnight and thousands of Turks heeded President Erdogan's call to rise up against the coup-plotters.

It is unclear who was behind the coup.

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More News On The Aftermath Of The Failed Turkish Military Coup

Turkey Detains Thousands of Military Personnel in Bid to Regain Control -- New York Times
Turkey quashes coup; Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for plotters -- AP
Turkey president says coup plotters 'will pay a heavy price for their treason' -- L.A. Times
Turkish forces try to crush last remnants of coup after Erdogan returns -- Reuters
Turkey foils bloody coup attempt, closes in on remnants of renegade forces -- Washington Post
Over 2,800 arrested, 265 killed, 1,440 injured in Turkish coup attempt -- RT
Tumult in Turkey: What We Know and Don’t Know -- NYT
Attempted coup in Turkey: what we know so far -- The Guardian
Turkey coup attempt: How a night of death and mayhem unfolded -- CNN

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