Erdogan, who had been holidaying on the southwest coast of the country when the coup was launched by a faction in the armed forces, flew into the capital, Istanbul before dawn on Saturday and was shown on TV appearing among a crowd of supporters outside Ataturk Airport.
However sixty-two people, including seventeen police officers, have been reported killed in the Ankara during the attempted coup according to a senior Turkish official. About 1400 have been injured through various activities during the attempted military coup.
Two thousand eight hundred and thirty nine (2,839) military personeel and othrs have been arrested and detained.
Turkey’s military said on Friday that it had seized power, but the prime minister said the attempted coup would be put down. The Prime Minister addressed the country this morning.