Erdogan flew from Marmaris for half an hour before possible arrest

Holidaymakers on the beach of Marmaris during the funeral of victims of a failed coup

The SWAT team guarding the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, broke attempt of capture of the Mediterranean town of Marmaris, where the Turkish leader was during the beginning of the coup attempt. This was reported by TV channel Al Jazeera with reference to the correspondence of the rebels.

After half an hour after Erdogan had left the hotel in Marmaris, there flew three helicopters with forty soldiers on Board, who were going to “arrest or kill” the President, however, faced with the presidential guard, reports Al Jazeera.

According to CNN Turk, from helicopters on ropes to the hotel and went down about 25 armed soldiers.

That soon after the departure of erdo─čan from Marmaris, the place where the Turkish leader, began to attack the coup, told Reuters senior Turkish official. According to him, Erdogan “just missed death in minutes.”

The business jet, on which Erdogan flew from Marmaris to Istanbul, during the flight, harassed two F-16 fighter, but the President could no consequences to fly to the destination, told Reuters another senior source.

In correspondence of the rebels, referred to by Al Jazeera, confirmed that the main organizer and mastermind of the coup was former commander of the Turkish air force Akin Ozturk. In addition, it says that in the case of a successful coup authorities in Turkey would be shared 80 people.

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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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Military coup attempt in Turkey was undertaken by a group of Turkish military on the night of 16 July. In Ankara, the helicopters of the Turkish army attacked government buildings, in particular the General staff and the headquarters of the intelligence on the streets of the capital were tanks in Istanbul was blocked bridges across the Bosphorus.

However, the putschists were unable to isolate any of the President, who immediately flew from Marmaris to Istanbul and there made a statement, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of. As a result, by Saturday morning the rebels surrendered on Sunday, Ankara announced the restoration of control over the country.

During the riot, according to the latest data, has killed more than 290 people, more than 1.4 thousand were injured. About 6 thousand people were detained on suspicion of involvement in the attempted coup.

According to Erdogan, the initiator of the rebellion was made by supporters of the Islamic public figure Fethullah Gulen, who lives in the United States. He denies any involvement in the coup attempt.