Update On Turkey Coup Attempt As Soldiers Surrender After Abandoning Their Armored Trucks. Pics
Posted On 23/07/2016
Death toll in Turkey coup attempt rises to 60, 42 died in Ankara. 336 people detained across Turkey. Soldiers involved in an attempted military coup in Turkey surrendered on one of the bridges across the Bosphorus in Istanbul on Saturday, abandoning their tanks with their hands raised in the air, live footage on CNN Turk showed.
Umit Dündar is the new acting chief of military staff, says prime minister Binali Yildirim. There is no word on the current head of the armed forces, General Hulusi Akar. Turkish government officials say the coup is now over – although Erdoğan conceded that what he called a “small disturbance” continues in #Ankara. Turkish state-owned Anadolu news agency said a military helicopter used by coup plotters has been shot down on the outskirts of Ankara. Fethullah Gülen, the US-based cleric accused by Erdoğan of directing the coup from his home in Pennsylvania, has rejected the claim in a statement. In the face of government assertions that the coup has failed, the pro-coup faction of the armed forces insists it is still fighting.