: Reuters: Turkey releases 758 detained soldiers as Erdogan drops lawsuits

19:00 Jul. 30, 2016

Reuters: Turkey releases 758 detained soldiers as Erdogan drops lawsuits

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech commenting on those killed and wounded during a failed July 15 military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo)

More than 60,000 people have been detained, removed or suspended over alleged connections with coup attempt

Turkey on Saturday released more than 750 soldiers who had been detained after an abortive coup, state media reported, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against those who had insulted him, in a one-time gesture of "unity."

More than 60,000 people have been detained, removed or suspended over suspected links with the coup attempt, when a faction of the military commandeered tanks, helicopters and fighter jets and attempted to topple the government.

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Turkey's Western allies have condemned the coup, in which Erdogan has said 237 people were killed and more than 2,100 were wounded, but have been rattled by the scale of the crackdown since.

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