Strong fire breaks out in Turkish gendarmerie building in Ankara

Türkiye Materials 16 July 2016 15:22 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16


A strong fire has broken out in the building of Turkish gendarmerie in Ankara, the Milliyet newspaper reported July 16.

The fire is being extinguished.

Reportedly, the fire broke out after the bombing of the building from the coup plotters’ helicopters.

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.

Acting Chief of General Staff Umit Dundar said July 16 that Turkish Army has nothing in common with the military coup attempt.

Dundar said the army, the government and the Turkish people have been able to prevent the coup attempt together.

He also said that Turkish Armed Forces killed 104 servicemen, who intended to carry out the coup.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 161 people were killed during the attempted military coup in the country.

Yildirim said 2,836 servicemen involved in the coup attempt have been arrested.