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Failed Military Coup in Turkey: 265 Dead, 1500 Injured and 2,900 Soldiers Detained - Updates Photos

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 2:33 AM

The failed military coup in Turkey lead more that 256 people deaths and injurong 1,500 people. Police arrest and detained at least 2,900 plotters including General Ozturk.





Turkish rebel army leader General Erdal Ozturk who commanded the Third Army Corps in Istanbul has been arrested and charged with treason as eight of his comrades have fled to Greece seeking asylum. President Recep Erdogan has branded the coup leaders as 'traitors' and has indicated he is willing to change the law to reintroduce capital punishment to allow the execution of those behind the rebellion attempt. Almost 2,900 troops including two generals have been detained.





President Recep Erdogan made a brief public appearance amid a phalanx of heavily-armed bodyguards, he said: 'They will pay a heavy price for this. This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army.'

At least 265 people were killed in clashes between the armed forces and police. Scores of civilians were among the dead.

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