What we know: Turkey crushes attempted coup

The facts on the attempted coup in Turkey overnight into Saturday:

- An arm of the Turkish military announced late Friday it was seizing power in Turkey to restore order; it later shut down key bridges, took control of Istanbul's Ataturk international airport and issued a curfew.

- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a phone call from an undisclosed location to broadcaster CNN Turk, called for people to take to the streets to protest the coup.

- Chaos reigned across Turkey overnight amid reports of aerial dogfights and bombings, military blockades and clashes between mobs and armed forces.

- Turkey has detained 2,839 military personnel.

- At least 265 people have been killed: 104 military personnel involved in the plot, in addition to 161 government forces and civilians

- Erdogan blamed the coup on Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher and one-time ally who fell from Erdogan's good graces for allegedly orchestrating a corruption scandal in 2012 and running a "parallel state."

- Gulen has come out against the coup, saying "governments should be won through a process of free and fair elections, not force."

- Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called for an emergency session of parliament to take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm (1100 GMT).

Last update: Sat, 16/07/2016 - 15:09
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