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Over 2000 members of Turkish army detained: PM Binali Yildirim

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 17:41 IST

London, July 16 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 2,839 members of Turkish army have been detained. They range from ordinary soldiers to high-ranking officers, after the country weathered the worst of an attempted coup by an army faction to oust a civilian government.

Yildirim said that coup was a black stain on Turkish democracy while addressing the media in Ankara today.

On being asked if re-introducing the death penalty was an option for dealing with coup-plotters,Yildirim said the Turkish government will consider legal changes, reports the Guardian.

More than 90 people died, including 47 civilians, and 104 "coup plotters" had been killed the officials said.

According to latest report, Turkish military personnel have landed in Greece and requested political asylum.

Greek Police Ministry has said that they have arrested eight men aboard a Turkish military helicopter which landed in the northern city of Alexandroupolis at midday today.

The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu following the report has demanded the return of eight military personnel after the failed coup.

Meanwhile, British Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Turkey in wake of the matter.

Reports suggest that Turkish maritime authorities have shut Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait to transiting tankers for security and safety reasons.(ANI)

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Updated: Feb 25, 2017 04:16 IST

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