Turkey Military Coup attempt Failed
July 15, 2016 by staff
Turkey Military Coup attempt Failed, There was chaos in the streets of major cities in Turkey early Saturday as thousands of pro-government demonstrators protested a current move involving military units of the country.
The army claimed to have taken the power of the government led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but he and other officials said the officers involved would be punished.
Erdogan urged citizens to take the places of the capital Ankara and Istanbul. Many protesters took over the areas where military vehicles were placed, including two bridges leading from the European side of Istanbul’s Asian side. Some soldiers were welcomed by people who have jumped on their tanks, but others have achieved apparent supporters hugs.
A Turkish fighter jet shot down a helicopter that had been commandeered by “plotters” Turkish presidential source told CNN.
There were reports of gunfire, according to Turkish broadcaster IHA and the Embassy of the United States in Ankara.
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