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Media: Ninety-nine generals arrested in Turkey on suspicion of involvement in coup attempt

July 20, 15:12 UTC+3 ANKARA
A total of 118 generals and admirals were dismissed following the failed coup attempt
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ANKARA, July 20. /TASS/. At least 99 generals were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the coup attempt in Turkey, the Milliyet newspaper reported on Wednesday.

A total of 118 generals and admirals were dismissed following the failed coup attempt.

A group of insurgents attempted a coup in Turkey overnight to Saturday. Bombs were dropped on the parliament building and the presidential palace in Ankara. The country’s leadership later said that the coup was quashed. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the situation is under the control of the official government.

According to latest reports, about 200 people were killed and 1,491 more were injured. Over 6,000 people were arrested after the failed coup attempt. Over 7,500 people were detained on suspicion of involvement into the coup attempt. Among them are two presidential adjutants, 100 policemen, 6,038 servicemen and 755 judges and prosecutors.

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