Photos: Turkish Renegade Soldiers Surrender On Bosphorus Bridge After Botched Coup


Turkish military takes over government (Getty Images)

Dozens of soldiers backing the coup against the Turkish government on Saturday surrendered on the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul that they had held throughout the night, television pictures showed. The soldiers, dressed in full camouflage, walked out from behind their tank holding their hands above their heads, NTV television showed. The state-run Anadolu Agency said 50 soldiers were arrested.

President Erdogan says military elements guilty of ‘treason’, as he tells nation government is in charge, after violent clashes in Ankara and Istanbul leave ‘at least 90 dead.’ The President meanwhile used Twitter to call on supporters to prevent any additional military action, adding:

‘We should keep on owning the streets no matter at what stage because a new flare-up could take place at any moment.’

Army personnel who had earlier blocked off Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge raise their hands in surrender as civilians and police take control

Clothes and weapons beloging to soldiers involved in the coup attempt that have now surrendered lie on the ground abandoned on Bosphorus Bridge

People shout at the soliders involved in the coup attempt who have surrendered on Bosphorus Bridge following their surrender

The man then stood up and took off his shirt in an effort the present the tank from taking position in the airport 

A Turkish policeman and other people stand atop of a military vehicle in Ankara after crushing the rebellion

People climb on tanks after around a hundred soldiers occupying Bosphorus Bridge surrendered in Istanbul, Turkey on July 16

Huge crowds of supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cheered as he left the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, while hundreds of rebels were arrested

Protesters blocked the tanks from seizing the airport, which allowed President Erdogan to make his triumphant return to Istanbul 

Turkish army's tank entered the Ataturk Airport during the coup where witnesses say they heard explosive noises



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