Turkish officials said that nearly 8,000 police officers had been suspended on suspicion of having links to coup attempt, as some 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including generals, have been detained.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to get rid of state bodies that had caused the revolt.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 208 “martyrs” had lost their lives during the failed coup attempt, including 60 police, three soldiers and 145 civilians. Another 1,491 were injured, he said.
Turskish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 208 martyrs lost their lives during failed coup attempt that includes 60 police, three soldiers and 145 civilians. He said that another 1,491 were injured.
Mr. Yildirim said that 24 alleged coup plotters were killed, the smaller number than Turkish officials previously reported.
Yildirim also warned saying on Twitter that in “every single drop of blood shed will be accounted for in such a harsh way’”
Turkish President Erdogan made clear that he will show no mercy.
The Turkish Interior Ministry has been upset, removing 8,777 officers from the office as majority were police officers, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Of those arrested were 103 generals and admirals, third of the general-rank command of the Turkish military.
It can be remembered that days after a failed military coup that broke out into deadly violence, talks on death penalty have revived and more than 7,000 people have been arrested. Many of them detained in horse stables, stripped to the waist in humiliation.