• Turkey rounds up coup suspects, detains thousands of judges, plotters

    Turkey rounds up coup suspects, detains thousands of judges, plotters

    Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.

    For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook Turkey’s two main cities, as the armed faction which tried to seize power blocked a bridge in Istanbul and strafed the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in Ankara.

    At least 265 people were killed.

    An official said 161 of […]