Over 70 policemen detained in Turkey

Seventy-four policemen accused of their links with Fethullah Gulen movement have been detained during a special operation in Turkey’s Ankara, Haberturk newspaper reported July 30.

There are former deputy heads of Ankara police and other high-ranking officials, whose names have not been made public.

Earlier, Turkey’s Interior Minister Efkan Ala said that the number of detainees over the military coup attempt has reached 18,000, and 9,677 of them are arrested.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

Source: Trend News Agency