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Turkish govt cracks down after coup try; 6,000 detained

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained in the investigation, including three of the country's top generals and hundreds of soldiers.

Mourners carry the coffin of Turkish geologist Cuma Dag, 39, during his funeral procession in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday July 17, 2016, who was killed by helicopter gunfire last Friday while protesting against the attempted coup against Turkey's government. Rather than toppling Turkey's strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip Erdogan's immediate grip on power and boosted his popularity. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained in the investigation, including three of the country’s top generals and hundreds of soldiers.


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