August 9, 2016 / 7:22 AM / in a year

More than 26,000 detained over attempted coup in Turkey: minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday a total of more than 26,000 people have been detained in connection with last month’s failed coup attempt.

Turkish soldiers surrender to policemen during an attempted coup in Istanbul's Taksim Square, Turkey, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

He was speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, broadcast live on Turkish television channels.

Reporting by Seda Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler

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