47,155 arrests: Turkey's post-coup crackdown by the numbers

Updated 6:39 AM ET, Sat April 15, 2017

(CNN)Nine months on from the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, authorities continue to detain and arrest people who, they say, are linked to the attempted uprising. According to Turkish state media, the failed bid claimed the lives of 249 people, including 36 alleged coup plotters.

More than 110,000 people have been detained in the post-coup crackdown; nearly 50,000 of them have been arrested on specific charges, according to Turkey's Ministry of Interior.
Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, defended the government's actions in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour in September. He