Turkey coup attempt: 266 killed, 2800 arrested

Furious civilians attack soldiers who were involved in the coup attempt after they surrendered on Istanbul's landmark Bosphorous Bridge. Gokhan Tan/Getty Images

Recentfusion.com—Turkey: Authorities have claimed that they have foiled the attempt of coup by a faction of military in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey returned to Istanbul and said that the matter of coup is being flattering.

At least 266 people were killed in widespread violence, including more than 100 supporters of the takeover attempt. Other killed were civilian and police officers who were killed in helicopter attack in the bounds of Ankara and in blast at assembly.

Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been taken in custody for attempting coup that is now ended, says Turkey’s PM Binali Yildirim. President Erdogan said that the faction of military misused peoples guns against people. He was on vacation in Turkey’s Black Sea Coast when coup was trying on late Friday.

Protesters climb onto a tank in Istanbul.TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA
Protesters climb onto a tank in Istanbul.TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA
Published on: July 16, 2016 7:05 pm

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