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Saudi Arabia detains Turkish army attache

According to leaked documents in Kuwaiti media, the Turkish military attache in Kuwait was among those who plotted coup

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Saudi Arabia detained Turkey’s military attache to Kuwait at Ankara’s request while he was at the kingdom’s Dammam airport, sources told Al Arabiya News Channel late Sunday night.

According to Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai al-Aam, Turkish news channel Turk news leaked documents showing key positions coup plotter would have received in the government had they been successful. According to those documents, the Turkish military attache in Kuwait was among those listed.

Many arrests have been made in Turkey during and in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt which was widely deplored by the international community.

GCC states have welcomed the restoration of the legitimate government and presidency in Turkey.

The Saudi official news agency SPA reported that King Salman had congratulated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on weathering the failed military coup launched against him.

“His majesty congratulated him for the return to normal in Turkey and expressed the kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s welcoming of the security and stability restored by the leadership of his Excellency (Erdogan) and the continuation of the activities of the Turkish government,” SPA said in a statement.