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Coup Plot: Turkey Detains Over 6,000, Says Minister

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​Turkey has detained over 6,000 people over the coup plot aimed at ousting the govermment and the number will rise, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday.

“Now the clean-up operations are continuing. We have around 6,000 people detained. The number will increase above 6,000,” he was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.


Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, describing the attempted coup as unacceptable and voicing hope for a speedy return to stability.

Putin stressed the “categorical unacceptability in the life of a state of anti-constitutional acts and violence” and passed on “wishes for a speedy restoration of strong constitutional order and stability in Turkey,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

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