Turkish police dismiss info about parliament’s evacuation (UPDATE 2)

Türkiye Materials 18 July 2016 16:54 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 16:10)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18


Turkish police have dismissed the information about the parliament’s evacuation due to the attack threat, the Anadolu Agency reported July 18.

Earlier, an MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party wrote on Twitter that the parliament is being evacuated as information was spread about an attack on the building.

“Rumors about the evacuation of Turkey’s Grand National Assembly (parliament) were spread in social networks,” said the report. “The police are examining the source of those rumors which are absolutely false.”

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country.

Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Over 200 people have been killed in Turkey as a result of the coup attempt.