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Well-known journalists Turkish Ahmet Altan and his brother, professor Mehmet Altan have been detained in Turkey as part of the fight against the Fethullah Gulen movement, the Milliyet newspaper reported Sept.10.

Fethullah Gulen is accused of being involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey.

Reportedly, the journalists have been detained due to their anti-state remarks during one of TV programs.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them. However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246, excluding the coup plotters, and more than 2,000 people were wounded. Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

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2016.09.10 / 18:14
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