Turkish Prime Minister announced the dissolution of the presidential guard in connection with the coup


The Turkish authorities will dismiss the elite presidential guard in connection with the coup attempt. On Saturday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim live on A Haber.

“We made a decision. No longer will the presidential guard, we have no such goal, there is no need,” said Yildirim. According to him, members of the guard were among the military, who stormed the state broadcaster TRT during the coup. In his broadcast was read a statement on the introduction of martial law and a curfew.

In total the unit consists of 2,500 people. 283 the representative of the guard was arrested in connection with the coup attempt.