He only had one job....A sign that things were not going too well for the attempted Coup:
|A clear sign that things are not going too well in Turkey, however the airport has reopened |
and flights both in and out resumed..
From 839 now its 2,839 Turkish army members now detained - Turkish PM Yildirim says 2,839 members of the Army have been detained. They include all ranks from ordinary soldiers to high-ranking officers, he says. In addition, the Turkish Judiciary has all been sacked...
President Tayyip Erdogan is said by his office to be safe at a secure location, and is making appeals directly to the public by Facetime, and claims to still have popular support.
Later reports are suggesting he has now returned to Istanbul. He is asking people to demonstrate support by 'going out onto the streets.' An F-16 fighter jet has shot down a helicopter being used by the coup, unclear who has overall control. .
Meanwhile the local television TRT and Turkish CNN stations appears to be occupied and 'set announcements' being read out on behalf of the coup factions. The situation remains confused and in a state of flux.
UK holidaymakers in Turkey are strongly advised to contact their holiday resort Reps, and those intending to travel contact holiday company BEFORE travelling to the airport. All are advised to monitor UK Government Foreign Office travel information on the internet. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey
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