Soldiers that took part in a coup attempt in Turkey, surrendered to the Turkish army that has come back under the government’s control early morning on July 16. The surrendering soldiers had created a checkpoint on Bosphorus bridge since the coup’s first announcement.
Last night, Turkey’s military officially declared a coup and said that it has “taken control of the country,” shutting down major bridges and Istanbul’s main airport.
The Dogan agency quoted the military on Friday as saying, that it wants “to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for the law and order to be reinstated.”
Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport had been shut down, and all flights were cancelled. It is expected to reopen today.