Over 750 soldiers released in Turkey

Sat 30 Jul 2016 08:20 GMT | 12:20 Local Time

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A total of 758 out of 989 soldiers who had been detained on suspicion of being involved in the coup attempt were released in Turkey, RIA Novosti agency reported July 30.

According to the message, the soldiers, including military students, had been detained under an investigation by Istanbul prosecutors, and were released on the prosecutors’ recommendation after giving testimony, Trend reports.

An Istanbul judge decided to release 758 soldiers, calling their detention unnecessary.

Meanwhile, 231 soldiers remain detained, the message said.

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.




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