: 13,000 arrested in Turkey after failed coup - Daily Sabah

11:57 Jul. 24, 2016

13,000 arrested in Turkey after failed coup - Daily Sabah

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speaks to the media after a meeting with Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, in Ankara, Turkey, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo)

Country enters third day of state of emergency

Since the attempted military coup in Turkey, over 13,000 people have been detained, reports the Daily Sabah citing the country's prime minister, Binali Yildirim.

The number includes 1,329 policemen, 8,831 military officials, and 2,100 judges and prosecutors.

Watch also Ukraine Today's interview with Bohdan Yaremenko: Ukrainian diplomat and international politics expert on how attempted military uprising might effect Ukraine-Turkey relations

According to earlier reports, Turkey's presidential guard has been dismissed. On July 22, around 300 presidential guardsmen were detained and accused of participation in the coup attempt.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised on Thursday, July 21, to restructure the military and give it "fresh blood," adding a new coup was possible, but would not be easy because authorities were now more vigilant.

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