General Ozturk: Head of Turkish General Staff was aware of coup preparation
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 17
Former commander of the Turkish Air Force General Akin Ozturk, who has been accused on a coup attempt, has said that Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar was aware of preparations for a military coup in the country, the Milliyet newspaper reported July 17.
“I was acting jointly with Hulusi Akar,” said Ozturk while being arrested.
Turkish leadership informed about a military coup attempt in the country July 15 in the evening. The servicemen, for their part, announced about seizing the power. The rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 in the morning. Turkish authorities said that the coup attempt has failed.
Turkish law enforcement bodies have already arrested 2,800 people. As many as 161 people were killed as a result of the coup attempt, according to the latest reports.