More arrests in Turkish 'coup plot' investigation

Another 18 Turkish military officers were held today in the country’s continuing swoop in connection with an alleged attempted coup.

Police arrested them in 13 cities in a nationwide sweep.

The detentions are the second wave in the largest-ever crackdown on the country’s military.

Police earlier this week detained 49 officers, and a Turkish court has so far charged and jailed 31 of them for plotting to overthrow the country’s Islamic-rooted government in 2003.


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