Turkey detains many over coup plot case in wide-scale operation

Turkish media said the detentions took place in eight cities and that the operation was undergoing.

 Turkey detains many over coup plot case in wide-scale operation

Turkish police on Thursday detained around 20 people in connection to an alleged plot to topple the government, and the detainees included retired and active military officers, state media said.

The operation was part of an investigation into the Ergenekon network, an alleged secularist right-wing militant group that prosecutors say had planned to overthrow Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party government.

State-run news agency Anatolian said the detentions took place in eight cities and that the operation was undergoing.

More than 200 people, including retired generals, lawyers and journalists, have been arrested in connection to Ergenekon.


Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2010, 16:39

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