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.’