Friday, July 15, 2016

"Military Attempts Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says"--UPDATED

From the New York Times:
ISTANBUL — The prime minister of Turkey said on Friday night that factions of the military had attempted a coup.

“Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in comments broadcast on NTV, a private television channel. “The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so.”

Reuters reported in a short series of bulletins that the military had issued a statement saying it had “taken over” for “democratic order” and that “all existing foreign relations will continue.”

The whereabouts of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated politics in Turkey for many years and has sought to establish a firm control over the military, was not immediately clear....MORE
This is obviously not being reported by Turkish media.
And there goes's Daily Sabah:
PM Yıldırım confirms a coup attempt in Turkey, says the attempt will not be successful