Coup attempt: 1,563 military officers arrested across Turkey

A total of 1,563 military officers were arrested across Turkey after a coup attempt blamed by the authorities on supporters of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, a government official said Saturday.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 16, 2016, 12:55 PM IST
Coup attempt: 1,563 military officers arrested across Turkey

Ankara: A total of 1,563 military officers were arrested across Turkey after a coup attempt blamed by the authorities on supporters of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, a government official said Saturday.

Turkey`s parliament, which was targeted by coup plotters and received extensive damage, was meanwhile holding an extraordinary session, broadcast live on television.