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Turkey detains around 6,000 over coup plot: Minister

The coup plot was aimed at ousting the govermment

AFP/PTI  |  Istanbul 

An injured man is attended by police when Turkish forces soldiers opened fire to disperse the crowd in Istanbul's Taksim square.
An injured man is attended by police when Turkish forces soldiers opened fire to disperse the crowd in Istanbul's Taksim square.

Turkey has detained over 6,000 people over the coup plot aimed at ousting the govermment and the number will rise, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday.

"Now the clean-up operations are continuing. We have around 6,000 people detained. The number will increase above 6,000," he was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.

First Published: Sun, July 17 2016. 17:08 IST
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