At the airport in Istanbul, there were clashes between rebels and security forces

Airport Sabiha gökçen in Istanbul. 2014

The participants of the attempted coup in Turkey clashed with security forces while trying to arrest them the second largest airport in Istanbul — Sabiha Gokcen. About it reports Reuters, citing a Turkish official.

According to him, security forces fired warning shots at the rebels, which they didn’t answer, and after that arrests were still made.

Moreover, the clashes also occurred at the airbase at Konya in Central Turkey, told Reuters, adding that now “the situation is under control.”

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On the night of July 16, in Turkey there was a military coup attempt. In Ankara, the helicopters of the Turkish army attacked government buildings, in particular the General staff and the headquarters of the intelligence…

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On the night of 16 July, a group of Turkish military attempted a coup in the country, the rebels have not managed to isolate the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of. In the end, the morning of Saturday, the rebels surrendered and 17 July in Ankara said the restoration of control over the country.

After the failed coup attempt, was arrested about 6 million people. According to the revised Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey, the insurgency has killed more than 290 people and more than 1.4 thousand were injured.