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    Policemen stand atop military armored vehicles after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016.

    Over 9,300 People Under Investigation After Turkey Military Coup Attempt

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    More than 9,300 people are under investigation in connection with last week’s attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, the Reuters news agency reported Tuesday.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim chairs a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, July 18, 2016
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Separately, over 60 Cihan news agency employees were reported to have been suspended on suspicion of being involved with the failed insurrection.

    Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup took place in the country. The coup attempt was suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life.

    Thousands of judiciary and senior civil service members have been removedfrom office in Turkey and thousands of military personnel were arrested.     


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