An apparently failed coup attempt in Turkey has led to the arrests and detainment of hundreds of suspected rogue soldiers, according to the country’s state-run Anadolu agency and the Ministry of the Interior.
Dozens of people were killed during the violent uprising that began late Friday night, Turkish officials said, plunging a critical NATO member and American ally into chaos.
After troops belonging to a faction of Turkey’s armed forces attempted to overrun the government, supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed the streets in protest.
After the hours-long ordeal, more than 750 Turkish troops were detained. Video of troops surrendering with their hands up was broadcast live on CNN Turk.
Watch the footage below:
Turkish troops who occupied the Istanbul bridge surrender live on TV. pic.twitter.com/sy2tu95m5v
— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) July 16, 2016
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