More than 100 soldiers still at large after Turkey coup attempt

More than 100 soldiers are still at large after last month's coup attempt in Turkey, according to Defence Minister Fikri Isik. The 137 "deserters" include nine generals and admirals.

A total of 36 soldiers involved with the uprising were killed on the night of July 15, according to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Forty-nine injured soldiers were arrested that night.

The exact number of soldiers arrested since then is unclear.

Yildirim recently spoke of some 20,355 suspects being in investigative custody, among them police officers, soldiers, justice system and clerical workers as well as civilians.

Since the coup attempt, 3,725 soldiers have been sacked from the army, air force, navy, gendarmerie and coastguard.

Last update: Fri, 19/08/2016 - 10:34

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