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Turkey coup attempt: Erdoğan calls military uprising ‘treason’ – live updates
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Turkey coup attempt: Erdoğan calls military uprising ‘treason’ – live updates

by firstsource newsJuly 16, 2016

• President Erdoğan insists: ‘We will overcome this’ and US offers support

• Martial law imposed and curfew declared across country

Analysis: how Erdoğan inflamed tensions

Coup attempt could destabilise region, say experts

Although it is evident from reports and images from that the situation is still extemely tense and unpredictable, prime minister Yildirim has told the state-run Anadolu news agency:

Things are getting better every minute.

The Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim claims that those involved in the coup are now mostly under the control of military senior command – but that rebel soldiers are still firing in Istanbul and Ankara.

Yildirim says he has received reports that a general – one of those behind the coup – has been killed, and more than 130 others involved have been detained.

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