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2 Turkish generals, former Istanbul governor detained

  • Under a portrait of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chairs the cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016. Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on alleged coup plotters could target media for any news coverage critical of the government. (Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

    Under a portrait of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chairs the cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016. Turkey on Monday issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists suspected of links to the alleged organizers of a failed military uprising, intensifying concerns that a sweeping crackdown on alleged coup plotters could target media for any news coverage critical of the government. (Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, pro-government supporters protest against the attempted coupon Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday, July 25, 2016 that Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge will be renamed "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge" in honor of civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, pro-government supporters protest against the attempted coupon Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday, July 25, 2016 that Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge will be renamed "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge" in honor of civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, pro-government supporters protest against the attempted coupon, on the road leading to Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge, background left. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday, July 25, 2016 that Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge will be renamed "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge" in honor of civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, pro-government supporters protest against the attempted coupon, on the road leading to Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge, background left. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday, July 25, 2016 that Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge will be renamed "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge" in honor of civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)  (The Associated Press)

Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan and a former Istanbul governor have been detained as part of a crackdown in the wake of Turkey's July 15 failed coup.

The two generals were caught in Dubai, while the governor, Husayin Avni Mutlu, who served from 2010-2014, was detained in Istanbul, an official at the office of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on condition of anonymity in line with regulations on speaking to the press.

The detentions were the latest in a purge in the wake of the attempted coup which killed about 290 people. More than 13,000 people in the military, judiciary and other institutions have been detained while tens of thousands have been suspended from their jobs in sectors including education, health care, municipalities and the Turkish national airline.