Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has flown in to Istanbul, after an army group said it took over the country, BBC reports.

 

He was seen surrounded by cheering supporters, saying in a live TV speech that the coup attempt was an "act of treason" and the army must be cleansed.

 

Sixty people died during overnight clashes, many of them civilians, and 754 soldiers were arrested, officials said.

 

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the situation was largely under control.

 

He has ordered the military to shoot down aircraft being used by coup plotters.

 

Earlier, one of the helicopters being flown by forces involved in the coup attempt was shot down over the capital Ankara.

 

 

 

photo: bbc.com

Нашли ошибку в тексте? Выделите её мышкой и нажмите: Ctrl + Enter



Related

Comments