Turkish Prime Minister told about 13,000 detained after coup attempt


Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım explained that there are 1,329 policemen, 8,831 military, and 2,100 judges and prosecutors among the detained.

The prime minister also said that Turkey currently does not plan to extend the state of emergency beyond its initial limits, but will do so if necessary.

Moreover, the Turkish authorities dismiss the presidential guard, Yıldırım said.

On July 20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the introduction of a state of emergency for 3 months.

Erdogan also said that Turkey refuses to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights due to the state of emergency. In Article 15 of the Convention it is stated that a country can withdraw from the fulfillment of its obligations in the event of war, or of any emergencies that threaten the existence of the nation.

Source: tvrain.ru