According to a statement from the coup soldiers, Turkey is to be run from this point on by a “peace council”, which will ensure the safety of the Turkish population.
State-run broadcaster TRT, as part of its coup announcement, has said Turkey’s democratic and secular rule of law has been eroded by the current government, Reuters reports.
The country is now run by a “peace council” that will ensure the safety of the population, the announcer has said.
The TRT headquarters have reportedly been taken control of by soldiers from the coup forces. The majority of the operations by the Turkish troops have been occurring in Istanbul and the capital, Ankara.