Military: Top Commander Saved But Others Remain Hostage to Gülenist Coup Plotters

hulusi-akarOnly Hulusi Akar was saved among the top commanders held hostage by Gülenist coup attempters, as the whereabouts of others remained unknown, said deputy Chief of Staff Ümit Dündar on July 16. The air force’s command, the gendarmerie command and some units from the armored forces took part in the coup attempt, he said, adding that it was quashed.

The commander said 41 police officers, 2 soldiers and 47 civilians were killed by the plotters, as 104 of them were also killed by security forces.