Coup participants clash with turkish police at airport in Istanbul

Türkiye Materials 17 July 2016 20:44 (UTC +04:00)

Participants of the military coup attempt in Turkey have clashed with police while the law enforcers attempted to detain them at the Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul, Reuters reported citing a Turkish official.

The Law enforcers opened warning fire during the arrest of the supporters of the military coup in Turkey; the coup plotters did not fire back. Currently a police operation is being carried out, the Turkish official said.

Moreover, clashes took place near an airbase in Konya, he added.

"The situation is under control," an unnamed official said as cited by Reuters.

Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup is taking place in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens to take to streets, stating that the coup attempt was carried out by a small group within the military.