More than 15,000 detained over coup bid, says Turkey's interior minister
Thousands of supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan took to the streets to defy the coup. In photo: Citizens protest near Presidential Complex against Parallel State/Gulenist Terrorist Organization's failed military coup attempt. Photograph: (Getty)
A total of 8,113 people have been formally arrested pending trial, the broadcaster cited Ala as saying. A faction of Turkey's armed forces attempted to overthrow the government this month, but their effort failed when thousands of supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan took to the streets to defy the putsch.