Turkey’s failed Coup attempt leaves 60 dead

Turkey was in the midst of a turmoil as a section of the Military attempted a coup and sought to remove President Erdogan. While the coup failed 60 people lost their lives.

The situation was still volatile, while Erdogan claimed that he was in control and that those who attempted the coup were ‘terrorists’.

The military issued a statement that they were under control and tanks rolled out on the streets of Ankara and Istanbul. Many civilians were reported killed and there were clashes between Erdogan loyalists and the military personnel supporting the coup.

Situation in Turkey is bound and instability will boost terrorism in the region and ISIS may gain. Turkey is a home to many Indians and India has adviced its nationals to stay indoors and control room has been set up at the indian mission in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul.

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Turkey’s chequered history of military coups
1993 – Claims of a “covert coup” intended to prevent a peace settlement with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

1980 – Military coup following armed conflict between right-wing and left-wing groups in the 1970s.

1971 – Military coup known as the “coup by memorandum”, which the military delivered instead of sending out tanks.

1960 – Coup by group of young military officer outside chain of command, against the democratically-elected Democrat Party

All you need to know on Turkey Coup

Military takes control all flights from Ankara and Istanbul airport suspended at 2.30 ist

Tanks and low flying jets patrol the cities

Police disarmed at Presidential palace

Turkish Prime Minister confirms a coup is underway.

Turkish Army issues a statement they have taken over control of the government
President Erdogan reportedly deposed and detained

Top Army Generals also in custody

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