Turkey: 112 suspects remanded in custody over coup bid
An Ankara court on Wednesday remanded 112 out of 113 suspects in custody for their alleged links to Friday's failed coup, a judicial source said.
Speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, the source said 112 suspects, including Supreme Court members, judges, and prosecutors, have been charged with "attempting to topple the government all across Turkey and forcibly abolish the constitutional order."
One suspect was released on probation due to his illness.
Turkey's government has said the attempted coup was organized by followers of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through infiltrating Turkish state institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary, forming a "parallel state.”
At least 246 people, including members of the security forces and civilians, were martyred during the failed putsch, and over 1,530 others were wounded as they protested it.
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