Army Coup Attempt: Turkey President Declares State of Emergency

  • Turkey President Declares State of Emergency

    July 21, 2016: Following the failed army coup on Friday, the Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a state of emergency for three months. He mentioned that the viruses within the armed forces will be removed. More than 10,000 people have been detained so far and 600 schools are closed, while state workers have been terminated by the president.

    Army Coup Attempt: Crackdown Toll Rises to 45,000

    July 20, 2016: After last week's failed coup, Turkey government has suspended around 45,000 people from their jobs. As per Prime Minister Binali Yildrim, the preacher was associated to a terrorist organization. He also said that those organization would be digged out. Turkey is putting pressure on the US to extradite Mr. Gulen. The issue was brought into limelight during call between US President Barrack Obama and President Erdogan on Tuesday. 

    Army Coup Attempt: Death Penalty if People Demand it, Says Erdogan

    July 19, 2016: Following the coup attempt, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he would be reinstating death penalty if people demand it. Outside his Istanbul residence, he addressed supporters, who expressed their opinion of restoring capital punishment. As per the EU officials, Turkey's attempt of joining the bloc would be over if death penalty is restored by Ankara.

    Around 8000 Arrested by Turkey in Coup Crackdown

    July 18, 2016: As announced by the Justice Ministry on Sunday, Turkey has arrested 8000 people after coup failed. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag further said the number may increase. Col Ali Yazici, Erdogan's top military aide, is one of those in custody. The weekend violence has resulted to the death toll of 290, said the foreign ministry. More than 100 of them were participants of the coup.

    At least 1,563 military personnel detained across Turkey

    At least 1,563 army personnel ware detained in Turkey on Saturday, after the coup attempt. Parallel state military personnel including 5 generals and 29 colonels were also suspended by the Interior Ministry.

    President Recap Tayyip Erdogan previously warned that a faction of Turkish army military sought to overthrow the government. Following the Friday-night Coup, a TV-message by the president pleaded the countrymen to take the squares to “give them the best answer”.

    Fetullah Gulen, a US-based cleric, was accused of wanting to infiltrate and overthrow a democratically-elected government of the nation by the President. In a statement, the President also wished his presence in Turkey – without uttering the name – to accord him an apt trial. At least 90 people were martyred and more than 1,000 others injured during the coup attempt.

    Army coup attempt: 754 people arrested and 1000 injured 

    754 people arrested in military coup attempt. Around 60 people have been killed in overnight clashes in Ankara following an attempted coup. As per media reports, most of the dead were civilians. Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Turkey said that the situation was largely under control. He further said that 130 people have been arrested. The military has been ordered to shoot down planes that are being used by the coup plotters.

    Army coup attempt: Turkish President arrives in Istanbul

    July 16, 2016: After an army group announced that it had taken over Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Istanbul, the Turkish capital. The president, who was surrounded by supporters, said in a live TV speech that the uprising was an act of treason. The army group had earlier said that a ‘peace council’ was in control of the country. The group had further said that there was martial law and curfew in the country. However, Binali Yildirim, the Prime Minister of Turkey, later announced that the situation was under control.

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    Explosion in Turkey: 28 dead

    Feb 18, 2016 - At least 28 people were killed and 61 injured in a powerful explosion in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Media reports quoted the Ankara governor’s office as saying that an explosives-laden vehicle was detonated as military buses were passing by. The blast, which has been called an act of terrorism by Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, occurred in an area close to the parliament of Turkey and the military headquarters.

    Army coup attempt: 42 dead in overnight clashes


    At least 1,563 military personnel detained across Turkey



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