50,000 people have been arrested since coup attempt

50,000 people have been arrested since coup attempt

As Turkey’s government prepares to commemorate thwarting the attempted coup, 50,000 people remain in jail and 150,000 people suspended from work.

Turkish authorities have arrested over 50 thousand people, among them 169 generals, 24 governors, on charges of having links to the coup attempt, justice ministry reported.

Overall, 43,404 people have been released, 8,087 are wanted. Turkey has opened criminal cases in relation to 169,013 suspects, the ministry said.

As Turkey’s government prepares to commemorate thwarting the attempted overthrow of President Tayyip Erdogan, around 50,000 people remain in jail awaiting trial and 150,000 people have been suspended from work

A quarter of judges and prosecutors have been sacked, leaving under-resourced courts swamped with tens of thousands of cases against people targeted in the crackdown.

In the attempted coup rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, tanks and helicopters, attacked parliament and tried to abduct Erdogan. Around 250 people were killed.

The president’s ruling AKP says it was planned by supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. (EVRENSEL DAILY)

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