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    Turkey Detains Two More Soldiers Involved in Attack Against Erdogan During Coup

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    Turkey on Monday captured two more soldiers suspected of being involved in an attack against a hotel in the country's southwestern resort of Marmaris where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stayed during the attempted coup, local media reported.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — The soldiers were captured in the country's southwest, the Anadolu news agency said, citing an official. It brought the total number of the people detained since late Sunday night over links to the attack to 11.

    On July 15, an attempt to overthrow the government took place in Turkey, it was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured during the failed coup excluding the victims among the plotters, according to the country's authorities.

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