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Instigators of Turkish coup were troops from Turkish Air Force and Military Police
13:07, 16 July 2016
Instigators of Turkish coup were troops from Turkish Air Force and Military Police

190 people were killed in clashes in Turkey during the military coup, 1563 arrested

13:07, 16 July 2016

Reuters

Acting head of the General Staff of Turkey Umit Dandar said that in clashes in Turkey during the military coup 190 people were killed, reports AP. According to his data among the victims are 41 policeman, two soldiers, 47 civilians and 104 people, who are characterized as the conspirators.

Dandar also said that the instigators of the coup were troops from the Turkish Air Force and Military Police. It is noted that the supreme command of the army from the beginning did not support the coup.

During the coup conspirators captured many of the commanders of military units. All of them were taken away in an unknown direction. Among the captured rebel officers was head of the General Staff Hulusi Akar. He has already been released, he is safe.

According to recent reports, in the course of suppressing the military coup in 1563 people were arrested. Among them - the General Mamdouh Hakbilen, who commanded an army group in the Aegean Sea.

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