In the attempt of a military coup in Turkey which was made in the night of 16 July, was attended by 8 651 military personnel, representing 1.5% of the total size of the army. This is with reference to the statement of the Turkish armed forces according to CNN Turk.
The coup has mobilized 35 aircraft, including 24 fighter aircraft and 37 helicopters, tanks 37 and 246 of the vehicles, Reuters reports with reference to another Turkish TV channel NTV.
In the night from 15 to 16 July in Turkey was an attempt of a military seizure of power. The rebels managed to seize several government buildings in Istanbul and Ankara. The plotters also attempted to capture the President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan, who was at the hotel in Marmaris, however it managed to leave 15 minutes before the attack.
July 16, the Turkish authorities managed to bring the situation under control. Authorities say that the initiator of the rebellion were the supporters of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish writer, former Imam and preacher living in the United States. Ankara has demanded that Washington extradite him, but this has not happened yet. Gulen himself denies any involvement in the coup.
Victims of the rebellion began at least 246 people. After the suppression of the rebellion were arrested more than 13 thousand people suspected of involvement in the coup attempt. Among the detainees -1329 police officers, more than 8 thousand, 2 thousand employees of the courts, district 52 Governor and 689 civilians.
The Turkish authorities imposed a state of emergency, suspended the operation of the European Declaration of human rights and expanded the powers of the President.
Erdogan said that Turkey could return the death penalty. The EU replied that in the case that capital punishment will be refunded immediately stop all negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the EU.