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Media: Turkish military attache in Kuwait arrested in Saudi Arabia

July 18, 4:15 UTC+3 AL KUWAIT
The military diplomat is on the wanted list for involvement in the organization of a military coup
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AL KUWAIT, July 18. /TASS/. Turkey’s military attache in Kuwait was arrested in one of the airports in Saudi Arabia on the way to Europe, Al Arabiya Channel reported.

Ankara put the military diplomat on the wanted list for involvement in the organization of a military coup. As a result, he was taken into custody in the al-Dammam airport in the east of Saudi Arabia.

In its turn, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and congratulated him with the restoration of normal life in Turkey.

On the night of July 16, a group of insurgents made a military coup attempt in Turkey. The main confrontation between the authorities and the insurgents took place in Ankara and Istanbul. The Turkish leadership announced that the coup had been put down. According to recent official data 290 people died, and 1,440 got injured.

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