Erdogan’s chief military aide detained following arrest order
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The chief military aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was detained Sunday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to reports by Reuters and local media.
Anadolu Agency said the warrant was issued for Col. Ali Yazici following Friday's failed coup attempt which left over 250 dead as a segment of the Turkish military staged a standoff in major cities, and targeting the Parliament building in Ankara.
It is not yet clear what role, if any, Yazici played in the coup attempt.
An ongoing purge has so far resulted in the arrest of about 3,000 soldiers and some 2,700 from the judiciary.
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