ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top military aide. It’s not clear if it’s related to Friday’s coup attempt.
Turkish officials say some 6,000 people have been detained in a government crackdown on alleged coup plotters and government opponents, including military officers.
One Turkish government official says the commander of an air base used by U.S.-led coalition jets that conduct bombing runs against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has been detained.
The official said Sunday that Gen. Bekir Ercan Van, 10 other soldiers and one police officer from the Incirlik base are detained for their role in the Friday coup attempt. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The Turkish private DHA news agency showed footage of Van handcuffed and pushed into a van outside a courthouse.