Military Coup Failed in Turkey – President Tayyip Erdogan returns to Istanbul with ever more poweful

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President Tayyip Erdoğan - Turkey
President Tayyip Erdoğan - Turkey

Coup has failed and the police has arrested 50 rebel armed person and taken them away.

A faction within Turkey’s military attempted to stage a coup on Friday.

The faction, which called itself the “Peace at Home Council” said they had seized power, taken over the government, and declared martial law. Due to this unrest about 40 Plus people has died in the conflict.

 

Denouncing the coup attempt after flying back to Istanbul, he said .

“What is being perpetrated is a treason and a rebellion. They will pay a heavy price for this act of treason,” Erdogan said at Istanbul’s airport.

The president said his hotel in the Aegean coast resort of Marmaris was bombed after he left. But he remained defiant, vowing: “We will not leave our country to occupiers.”

Over 120 people had been arrested over the coup attempt as informed by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. He also instructed the military to shoot down an aircraft hijacked by coup plotters, an official said Saturday.

They deployed forces onto the streets of Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey’s largest city and capital, respectively, and closed two major bridges leading into Istanbul.

However, several analysts have argued that if the coup fails, it’s possible that Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan could tighten his grip on the country:

“If Erdogan survives this, his hand will be even more strengthened and he will be able to convince people more easily that a presidential system is necessary,” Dr. Gonul Tol, director of the Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies, told Business Insider in an email.
“Whether it succeeds or fails, this attempted coup is likely to lead to a steep worsening of political conditions in Turkey. Mr. Erdogan has thrived on a divisive style of politics and has frequently demonized his opponents as coup-mongers. He will point to this attempted coup as a vindication of his democratic credentials and as a justification for a tightening of his grip on power,” argued the Economist Intelligence Unit.