Turkey Military Takeover | What You Need To Know
A few details were immediately available for the public, but according to Reuters Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said military action was being “taken without chain of command.” Showcasing that the Turkey Military takeover was first of all not authorised and secondly planned in secret.
In an emailed statement to journalists Friday, The Turkish Armed Forces announced they had taken control of the country. However, the news only really went public on Saturday 9pm UK time. This is when social media channels got hold of the news.
“Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of
the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and
freedoms, the rule of law and the general security that was damaged,” the statement annonced. “All international agreements are still valid. We hope that all of our good relationships with all countries will continue.”
A source within the administration of Turkish President Recep Erdoğan told journalists that a group within the military had attempted to over through the government. This means that by UK morning time they will fully overrun the system.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Saturday that the coup was the work of a “minority” and vowed that “they will pay for this.”
Erdogan spoke on live TV via FaceTime and said the orchestrators of the coup would not be allowed to take over.“They will pay for this,” he said. “We will end this occupation. We are inviting everyone to come out on to the streets.” This was literally the worst decision he could of done! Trying to show power to the people and persuade people he was still in control, while he has fled to Germany and telling his nation its all okay from a broadcast through FaceTime.
- Erdogan added that the people behind the takeover “can’t oppose the public.
- “I know no power greater than the power of the public,” he said.
- A source in Erdogan’s administration told reporters that he was in a “secure location,” but did not say where that was.
- Turkish military block access to the Bosphorus bridge Friday.
- Martial law was declared just hours after the coup began.
- Turkey’s national broadcaster TRT read a statement from the military on air announcing martial law.
- Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport — one of Europe’s busiest and the scene of a terrorist attackin June — was also reportedly closed late Friday night.
- A curfew was announced on state TV as well.
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