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The Grand Turk
Report: Turkey detains 56 over alleged links to 2016 coup attempt
2018-09-12
[Jpost] Those detained were among 89 people whose detention was ordered in an investigation by Istanbul prosecutors, 'Hurriyet' newspaper reported.

Ottoman Turkish authorities detained 48 soldiers and eight others over alleged links to US-based holy man Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
, who Ankara says orchestrated a failed 2016 coup against President Tayyip Erdogan, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday.

Those detained were among 89 people whose detention was ordered in an investigation by Istanbul prosecutors, the newspaper reported.

Authorities have carried out such sweeps against suspected Gulen supporters on a regular basis since the failed coup of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed. Gulen denies involvement.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has detained 160,000 people and dismissed nearly the same number of civil servants since the putsch attempt, the UN human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
office said in March. Of that number, more than 50,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during their trials.
Posted by:trailing wife

#2  "We're gonna need a bigger prison."
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2018-09-12 10:29  

#1  Man, they've milked that coup attempt so long its teats must be chapped. With any luck, they'll get the Guinness record for "Longest exploitation of a contrived political event".
Posted by: SteveS   2018-09-12 09:45  

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