Turkey's 30-Day Detention Period Raises More Eyebrows After Coup
Suspects can now be held without charges for 30 days. Some have questioned how the government is so prepared for the aftermath of the coup attempt.By Lindsey Pulse | July 23, 2016
Turkey's president has extended the period in which suspects can be detained without charges to 30 days.
That's further raised questions over whether Turkey was waiting for the attempt to overthrow the government — or at least, very well prepared for it.
The move comes in response to the attempted coup earlier this month. A group of militants and other officials tried to reclaim Istanbul and Ankara by force but failed.