View Full Version : Turkey captures key aide to cleric blamed for coup attempt: presidency official

07-23-2016, 03:51 PM
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has captured a key aide to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric that it blames for a military coup attempt, a presidency official said on Saturday. Halis Hanci, described as cleric Fethullah Gulen's right-hand man, apparently entered Turkey two days before the abortive coup, the presidency official told reporters. (Reporting by Dasha Afanasieva; writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Mark Heinrich)