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Media: Erdogan flies from Istanbul to Ankara

July 16, 16:56 UTC+3
Al Jazeera earlier reported that Erdogan flew from Istanbul Ataturk Airport in the unknown direction
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Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Istanbul Ataturk Airport

© AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

ANKARA, July 16. /TASS/. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has flown from Istanbul to Ankara, Al Hadath TV channel reported on Saturday.

Al Jazeera earlier reported that Erdogan flew from Istanbul Ataturk Airport in the unknown direction. Ankara has not yet officially confirmed the location of the Turkish president.

NTV channel said that aircraft carrying Erdogan arrived at the Istanbul airport early in the morning. It was not clarified where the aircraft flew from.

A group of insurgents attempted a coup in Turkey overnight to Saturday. Bombs were dropped on the parliament building and the presidential palace in Ankara. The country’s leadership later said that the coup was quashed. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the situation is under the control of the official government.

According to Turkey’s prime minister, 161 people died and 1,440 more were injured, not including participants in the coup attempt. Turkish authorities said that 2,839 military were detained after the coup attempt.

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