VIDEO Reports on Latest Situation in Turkey Coup

8000 Officers Fired, Weapons Confiscated, Possibility of 2nd Coup in Turkey

Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:18:11

Following the failed coup in Turkey Friday night, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun to dismantle the internal opposition that his government is facing by dismissing officials and law enforcement personnel suspected of involvement in the attempt to overthrow him.

Along these lines, some 7,850 officers have been fired overnight, Israeli Ynetnews reports.

Second Coup Attempt Possible?

Maeanwhile Local sources in Turkey said at least 42 helicopters have gone missing from Turkey's military facilities in the wake of the failed coup attempt, sparking the concern over another attempt to overthrow the Turkish government.

Second Coup Attempt Concerns Sparks as 42 Helicopters Missing in Turkey

CNN Turk’s Serdar Tuncer tweeted at least 42 helicopters have gone missing from the Turkish military and added that there is concern over an imminent coup effort.

"It is as though this rogue will try more things. Can they succeed? No! But will they try?" the reporter said in his tweet

"The situation in Turkey is still tense in the wake of Friday's abortive coup attempt that left at least 265 dead and over 2000 people wounded, most of whom were civilians."

   The news on the lost military hardware surfaced as there have been intermittent clashes between the Turkish military loyal to the Erdogan government and remnants of coup participants in several places across Turkey, including in Konya airbase and military barracks near Istanbul and Ankara.  

The situation in Turkey remains unstable in the wake of the failed coup plot as Turkish authorities indicated more heavy-handed measures against coup platters and opposition figures in military and administrative posts.


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