Turkish justice minister: 32,000 people arrested since failed coup

September 28, 2016
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Turkey tightens measures and carries out arrests of people who could be involved in the coup d’etat in July. On the night of July 16, the Turkish authorities have put down the revolt and restored the country’s life back on track. However, the Ministry of Justice continues an investigation of the coup and has already arrested 32 000 people, according to the Minister Bekir Bozdag.

The Turkish minister of justice assures that investigation of the coup is going on. There’re many suspects and now 32,000 people have been arrested. It is not the end, more may follow, says Mr. Bozdag during the live interview on Wednesday.

According to the data of Bosdag revealed, 70,000 people have been processed in addition to 32,000 were arrested. The minister added:

“There may be new arrests or releases according to the evidence and information gathered in the investigation”.

The prosecution of suspected coup plotters will be carrying out at the courthouse, which Turkey was building in the vicinities of Ankara. President Erdogan believes that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind the coup attempt. That bloody night led to more than 270 deaths, that’s why the Turkish authorities consider Gulen the leader of a “terrorist organization.”

Turkey insists on the extradition of Gulen under the treaty between the two countries. But Fethullah Gulen denies all accusations.

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