Coup Attempt in Turkey PM says military elements guilty of ‘treason’ 161 Dead

Turkey: On late night on Friday, the coup attempt began in Turkey by the military of Turkey. The military saying that it had seized control to reinstall the democracy, human right, freedom and constitutional order in the country and to ensure the law and order once again reign in the country.


Fighter jets buzzed in the sky, gunfire erupted outside military headquarters and vehicles of military blocked the two bridges which are very major in Istanbul. Soldiers with tanks blocked entry to Istanbul’s airport for a couple of hours before being overtaken by pro-government crowds carrying Turkish flags.

At least 60 people have been killed in clashes in Turkey. More than 300 citizens have been arrested.

The President of Turkey Recep Erdogan has blamed on Cleric Fethullah Gulen for coup attempt. The PM of Turkey Binali Yildirim has called an emergency meeting of legislators.


A tank moves into position as Turkish people attempt to stop them, in Ankara, Turkey, early Saturday, July 16, 2016. Turkey's armed forces said it "fully seized control" of the country Friday and its president responded by calling on Turks to take to the streets in a show of support for the government. A loud explosion was heard in the capital, Ankara, fighter jets buzzed overhead, gunfire erupted outside military headquarters and vehicles blocked two major bridges in Istanbul. (AP Photo)

As the coup attempt unfolded, according to reports that popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook had been blocked within the country. Facebook declined comment, but Twitter said it suspected intentional interference with its service.

On Saturday morning, The president of Turkey Erdogan told the nation that his government is in charge after a coup attempt in the country. This attempt of coup brought a Friday’s night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital which left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded.

Government officials of Turkey said that the coup attempt appeared to have failed because people of Turkey came on the street to confronts the troops attempting to take over the country.

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According to the state run Anadolu news agency, Justice minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdag said that security forces have defeated the coup plotters in several places, including police building and government buildings.

According to a transcript of his remarks which is provided by his office, Turkish President Erdogan said that the government was arresting coup supporters in the military and he also warned that coup supporters will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey. Those who stain the military’s reputation in the country must leave. The process has started today and it will continue just as we fight other terrorist groups.