From the Washington Post:
Turkey’s president declares coup attempt foiled
- Armed forces met resistance in streets from the president’s supporters
- Branches of the police and army fought pitched battles for control of government buildings in the streets of the capital, Ankara, and protesters confronted tanks in Istanbul as Turkey, a major NATO member and key U.S. ally, spun out of control.
- At least 90 people were killed in the violence in Ankara. More than 1,500 members of the armed forces have been arrested, and 29 colonels and five generals were removed.
- Emerging in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the plotters: “This latest action is an action of treason, and they will have to pay heavily for that.”