More than 26,000 detained over attempted coup in Turkey: minister

August 9, 2016 3:19 AM EDT

Turkish soldiers surrender to policemen during an attempted coup in Istanbul's Taksim Square, Turkey, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday a total of more than 26,000 people have been detained in connection with last month's failed coup attempt.

He was speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, broadcast live on Turkish television channels.

(Reporting by Seda Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler)

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