Turkish Military 'Fails' in Coup Attempt

Chris Menahan
Jul. 15, 2016


The Turkish government is saying they've regained control!

Erdogan returned to the country and spoke live on TV in Istanbul!


It's going down in Turkey.

A faction of the military is attempting to stage a coup and restore democracy and overthrow the tyrant Erdogan.

Listening to Fox News all their guests supported the coup which made me skeptical of the motives, but on the flip side Obama and Merkel are supporting the despicable Erdogan. Seeing as how they're always on the wrong side of history, the coup is probably for the best.

Both sides are obviously claiming they're winning, it's not clear who actually is.

RT has live coverage as does The Independent, the BBC and CNN.

Live updates will be shared below:

Erdogan is speaking on TV right now.

Via The Independent:
President Erdogan has responded to the coup the very strong terms.
"The ring leader who plotted all of this will pay the price in front of the nation," he said.
"No power is above the national will."
More from the Independent:
While the government has said it is gaining the upper hand, reports continue to come in of various violent events. Anadolu Agency is now reporting 12 police officers were injured in a bomb attack on the Turkish National Assembly.
Video just showed Erdogan showing himself to hundreds of supporters back at an airport in Turkey, they're saying it signals the government is back in control.

Video of his arrival:


From RT: "Gunshots are heard on live broadcast from CNN Turk studio."

The military reportedly took control of the CNN Turk building, it's still live streaming:

Latest update from the BBC:
An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.

A statement read on TV said a "peace council" now ran the country and there was a curfew and martial law.

But PM Binali Yildirim said the situation was largely under control and a no-fly zone was declared over Ankara.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would overcome what he called an uprising by a minority.

In the last few minutes, Mr Erdogan's plane has landed at Istanbul airport, government sources say.
Earlier, there were reports of explosions at parliament building in Ankara.

It is unclear who the plotting army group is or its level of support. Some top army officials are said to be detained.

People across Turkey are very confused and surprised, the BBC's Katy Watson in Istanbul says.

In Washington, US President Barack Obama urged all parties in Turkey to support the "democratically elected government".

Nato called for "full respect" for Turkey's democratic institutions.
Crazy videos:

Bomb goes off in Turkish parliament:

Tanks rolling through the streets:

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