Turkey arrests army commanders

Turkey arrests army commanders

World July 16, 2016 19:36

- The Turkish authorities have sat some of the top leaders of the armed forces arrested in connection with the failed coup. General Breathe Huduti, the commander of the Second Army, is the most experienced officer who was arrested. His troops are stationed in Malatya and in charge of guarding the borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran.

The commander of the Third Army Erdal Öztürk was arrested for involvement in the coup. He is accused of high treason. In total, there are nearly three thousand soldiers allegedly captured played a role.

Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Saturday that the coup was foiled and that there are no more places in which the Government has no control. He did not rule out that there still are or originated somewhere pockets of resistance. Following Prime Minister Binali Yildirim he called on supporters of Erdogan to remain on the streets and to watch any kind of threat.
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