Turkey Sends Troops And F-16’s For Patrol All Over The Turkey

The alert comes on the heels of another report by CNN Turk, which said that at least 42 military helicopters have gone missing during the coup turmoil. The report implied there might be another attempt to seize power by the coup plotters.

The allegations contradict the Turkish government’s official line saying they have already squashed the coup attempt. The violent events that took place overnight into Saturday were followed by mass purges in the military and judiciary, with more than 6,000 people arrested, including generals, judges and prosecutors.

The mass arrests have prompted a worried response from European leaders, who called on Ankara to uphold democracy and the rule of law.

Unconfirmed media reports claimed that unidentified helicopters have been spotted over the city, two days after rebel aircraft were used in a military coup attempt to attack police and government buildings in Ankara.

Other media reports cited by Sputnik said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plane has taken off from Istanbul and was headed toward Ankara.

Earlier on Sunday, Erdogan ordered the deployment of at least a dozen F-16 fighter jets to monitor Turkish airspace, Al Jazeera Turk reported.

The alert comes on the heels of another report by CNN Turk, which said that at least 42 military helicopters have gone missing during the coup turmoil. The report implied there might be another attempt to seize power by the coup plotters.

Turkey Sends Troops And F-16's For Patrol All Over The Turkey


The allegations contradict the Turkish government’s official line saying they have already squashed the coup attempt. The violent events that took place overnight into Saturday were followed by mass purges in the military and judiciary, with more than 6,000 people arrested, including generals, judges and prosecutors.

The mass arrests have prompted a worried response from European leaders, who called on Ankara to uphold democracy and the rule of law.

Erdogan, meanwhile, openly said he views the coup attempt as a “gift from God,” enabling the government to “cleanse the army” once and for all.

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