After a night of explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling along the streets, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkey Saturday that an attempted military coup was over and the government was in charge.
However, the sounds of fighting were still being reported in Ankara and Istanbul after the chaotic attempt by members of the military to wrest control from Erdogan.
At least 60 people died and 1,000 people were injured across the country
Here is the latest.
A total of 1,563 military personnel have been detained across Turkey and many are thought to be young, rank and file soldiers, a source tells CNN.
Some soldiers linked to the coup have seen reprisals. Dramatic video from Turkey’s IHA TV showed a young soldier being pelted by rocks before being pulled to safety by a police officer.
Erdogan ‘prepared to die’
President Erdogan says he’s not going to compromise. “My flag is my honor, my country is my honor and this is why I came here to die. I’m prepared to die. ”
Erdogan says law enforcement has started arresting military officers.
President Erdogan has been speaking from Istanbul’s Attaturk airport. He says law enforcement has started arresting military officers of various ranks.
He added that the hotel in the seaside province of Marmaris, where he was visiting when the coup attempt happened, was bombed after he left.