The Turkish military on the Bosphorus bridge
CNN Turk reports that the military pledged to restore constitutional order, human rights, and to ensure public safety. All international obligations remain in force, the statement said.
At the same time, the TV station reports that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is safe. A source in his entourage told Reuters that a group of armed men attempted to overthrow the government. “Statement on behalf of the Armed forces were not sanctioned by the military command,” said he.
The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, in his statement reported the attempted military coup in the country. However, he assured that democracy is not in danger and the current government remains in power.
According to the head of the government, a group of soldiers attempted to overthrow the government. Security forces of the country were ordered to take all necessary measures, the Minister said. “Some people had illegally taken illegal actions outside their authority,” said Yildirim.
He also added that those who attempted a military coup, will pay the highest price. According to him, elected by the people the government controls the situation. As reports Al Jazeera, the Prime Minister said that the implementation of a military coup involving several generals. A Turkish official on condition of anonymity, said that military units were also deployed in other cities of Turkey, but did not specify which ones.
Local media broadcast that Ankara gunfire was heard over the town, circled by military helicopters. Aviation was also seen in the sky over Istanbul. In many places, spotted the movement of military equipment to the Ataturk airport, which stopped flights, strapped tanks, bridges across the Bosphorus are closed.