ANKARA (Sputnik) – Gen. Akin Ozturk was arrested alongside more than 20 senior Turkish officers on suspicion of having links to last Friday’s failed military takeover, according to the agency. Anadolu said previously he had admitted plotting the unrest.
But in an article that appeared in place of the deleted story, the Turkish general was quoted as saying that, "I am not the person who planned, led and implemented the military putsch."
Around 290 people were killed and over a thousand wounded in the failed attempt by the military to grab power in Turkey. The Turkish government has accused US-based Muslim cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gulen of having played a key role in the coup.