The convoy of Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim was shelled on the night of 16 July, when the military attempted a coup and the Prime Minister was traveling from Istanbul to Ankara. This was stated on Wednesday the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey Efkan Ala, reports Hurriyet.
“The attackers tried, including, attack the car of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim of,” said Ala.
The incident occurred in the North in the district of Kastamonu. After the incident, the convoy of Prime Minister was strengthened and went an alternate route.
As stated by the interior Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim went to Ankara by car, accompanied by guards, because he feared to fly. So, when the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the start of the coup flew from Marmaris to Istanbul, his plane harassed two F-16 fighter.
On the night of 16 July, a group of Turkish military attempted a coup, seizing several government buildings. However, the rebels were unable to isolate or Prime Minister or President, who left the hotel in Marmaris, where he was on holiday, just half an hour before there came the coup.
Eventually in the afternoon of 16 July, the Turkish authorities have brought the situation under control. The country began mass arrests of those who, according to the authorities involved in the coup attempt.