BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Turkish intelligence apparatus has arrested more than 80 nationals living in foreign countries for alleged links to the 2016 failed coup, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag stated on Thursday, as quoted by the Hurriyet Daily News.

Bozdag claimed that the Turkish intelligence apparatus arrested the 80+ nationals in 18 foreign countries; however, none of the nations were named.

Last week, Turkey managed to secure the deportation of six Turks living in Kosovo for supporting the coup.

The operation sparked the dismissal of Kosovo’s interior minister and intelligence chief and criticism from human rights groups.

Turkey has reportedly arrested more than 38,000 people over the coup attempt and fired some 110,000 public servants.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 16
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    16
    Shares
ALSO READ  Israeli military develops technology to detect tunnels along Lebanese border: IDF

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.