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    Nephew of Turkish President's Rival Gulen Arrested After Coup Attempt

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    Nephew of the US-based dissident Muslim cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gulen, considered by Ankara to be allegedly behind the coup attempt in Turkey, was taken into custody as a part of the ongoing investigation on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Muhammet Sait Gulen was detained in eastern Turkish city of Erzurum and expected to be transferred to Ankara for questioning, Anadolu news agency reported.

    On July 15, the coup attempt took place in Turkey and was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,100 injured during the failed coup excluding the victims among the coup plotters, according to the country's authorities.

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