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Nine Turkish soldiers detained over coup attempt

Monday, August 01, 2016 - 00:46

Turkish special forces detain nine commandos believed to have tried to capture President Tayyip Erdogan during last month's attempted coup. Natasha Howitt reports.

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Turkish special forces detain nine soldiers said to have been involved in last month's coup attempt. They are brought out in front of booing anti-coup protesters. Local media say the soldiers were part of a group who attacked the hotel, where President Tayyip Erdogan was staying, in an attempt to seize him. Authorities say 25 soldiers were onboard the helicopter that descended on the hotel. It is not known how many are still being hunted. The plot has been blamed on a U.S.-based Muslim cleric with many followers in Turkey. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, says the coup may have been orchestrated by Erdogan himself.

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Nine Turkish soldiers detained over coup attempt

Monday, August 01, 2016 - 00:46