Military coup in Turkey

– The Washington Times – Friday, July 15, 2016

Members of Turkey’s armed forces said they had taken control of the country, but Turkish officials said the coup attempt had been repelled early Saturday morning in a night of violence that left at least 17 dead, according to state-run media.

See Photos: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-07-15/scenes-from-turkey-as-army-attempts-to-seize-control

Explosions, gunfire and a reported air battle between loyalist forces and coup supporters erupted in the capital throughout the night and Turks heeded the president’s call to take to the streets to show support for his embattled government.

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported a bomb hit the Turkish parliament in Ankara. CNN-Turk television reported some police officers and parliament workers were hurt in the bomb attack.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in an interview over FaceTime with the CNN Turk station, dismissed the military action as “an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces.” His office declined to disclose his whereabouts, saying only that he was in a secure location.

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One Response to Military coup in Turkey

  1. William "Bill" Hicks July 16, 2016 at 9:08 am

    If he still has control over the country, then be prepared for less help from Turkey in the war on Terrorists. Turkey will become another state controlled by islamists and potentially ISIS.

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