Istanbul's coup martyrs identified
Ninety-seven of 100 people who lost their lives in Istanbul during Friday’s military coup attempt have been identified, officials said Tuesday.
Hospital sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media said that a total of 100 people were martyred across Istanbul amid putsch clashes.
Eighty-two of these people were civilians, nine were soldiers and five of were police officers, the sources said.
Three other people have not been identified yet; a fourth fatality has been identified but it is unclear if he was a police officer or a soldier.
Ninety-nine autopsies have been completed.
During the Friday coup attempt 1,161 people were injured in Istanbul. Of these, 758 have been discharged from hospital.
At least 208 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, were martyred in Istanbul and Ankara and nearly 1,500 others wounded as they protested against the coup.
The government has said the attempted coup was organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through supporters within Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming the so-called parallel state.
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