Coup attempt in Turkey: 700 servicemen surrender to authorities

Türkiye Materials 16 July 2016 12:02 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16


The number of servicemen, who have surrendered to Turkish authorities, has reached 700, Anadolu Agency reported July 16.

Among them are high-ranking officers of Turkish Army.

It was earlier reported that more than 200 servicemen, involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey, have surrendered.

A coup attempt was launched in Turkey late on July 15 by a group of Turkish military servicemen.

There were reports saying that Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport was seized. Reports also indicated that 46 military men headed the attempt.

Later, Turkish officials announced that the attempt was foiled.

Death toll as a result of the coup attempt has reached 90, while more than 150 people have been wounded.

Police have arrested more than 1,563 people in connection with the coup attempt.