ANKARA: The rebellion group of Turkey Army, which calls itself “Turkish peace council” said Saturday night that martial law is being imposed in the country.
The army faction has already taken control of bridges in Istanbul while military aircrafts are flying low in Ankara. Army tanks have also been deployed on Istanbul airport.
Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in his telephonic address that a group of army has launched an illegal operation against government, but the government remained in power.
He said those who are involved, will face worst consequences.
Military contingents have taken over the streets in Istanbul and Ankara as aircrafts flying low overhead. Citizens rushed for the safety of their homes after witnessing the coup attempt.
“The power in the country has been seized in its entirety,” said a military statement quoted by Turkish media, Jasart.org reported.
It said the move had been made “in order to ensure and restore constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms and let the supremacy law in the country prevail, to restore order which was disrupted.”