Turkey's deadly military coup attempt: As it happened

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 22:12

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan successfully battled to regain control over Turkey on Saturday after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years of dominant rule was faltering.

16 July 2016, 18:11 PM

Turkey military coup an act of treason and those responsible will pay heavily, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

16 July 2016, 17:02 PM

There are at least 148 Indian children and 38 officials in Trapzon in Turkey and they are all safe. They will start returning in batches from 18th July, says Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

16 July 2016, 16:25 PM

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says all units, personnel in Turkey safe after coup attempt.

16 July 2016, 16:20 PM

At least 754 members of armed forces detained across Turkey following failed military coup attempt, says media report.

16 July 2016, 16:19 PM

Turkey has asked neighbouring Greece to extradite eight coup plotters who fled across the border in a military helicopter, Ankara's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells Turkish television.

16 July 2016, 16:03 PM

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg hails the mass turnout of Turks on the streets overnight which played a critical role in thwarting a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

16 July 2016, 15:04 PM

Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says 161 dead in Turkey coup attempt.

Turkish PM denounced a bid by a group in the military to topple his government as a "black stain" on Turkish democracy. "The night of July 15, Friday is a black stain on Turkish democracy," Yildirim said.

16 July 2016, 12:32 PM

Turkish military chief rescued after being held during coup bid, says official.

16 July 2016, 12:32 PM

Turkish Parliament convenes extraordinary session after coup attempt.

16 July 2016, 12:30 PM

90 dead, 1,154 wounded in Turkey coup attempt, says state news agency. The report further states that nearly 200 soldiers at the military Headquarter surrender.

16 July 2016, 10:57 AM

U chiefs Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker backs Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government and urged a "swift return" to normal after a coup attempt.

16 July 2016, 10:02 AM

Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric and former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, denies being behind the attempted coup in Turkey and condemned it "in the strongest terms".

16 July 2016, 09:40 AM

Latest AFP report says that at least 60 have died and 336 people arrested across Turkey.

16 July 2016, 09:36 AM

New acting Army chief of staff appointed after coup bid, says Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

General Umit Dundar, commander of the First Army, has been appointed as acting chairman of chief of staff.

16 July 2016, 09:35 AM

Turkish F-16s launch air strikes against tanks outside palace, says Presidential source.

Turkish coup soldiers in Istanbul surrender on Bosphorus bridge, reports further say. 

16 July 2016, 09:20 AM

Turkish President Erdorgan urges supporters to remain in public squares until situation returns to normal. 

There is still a small disturbance in Ankara, hopefully it will be overcome soon, says Erdogan.

16 July 2016, 09:02 AM

Jet drops bomb near Turkish presidential palace in Ankara, reports say.

16 July 2016, 08:53 AM

Reuters quotes a senior Turkey official saying that rebel soldiers have been warned they will be shot down if they attempt to use more military aircraft.

Istanbul airport under control of soldiers loyal to government: Senior Turkish official.

Turkish soldiers, arrested by civilians, are handed to police officers, in Istanbul's Taksim square.

16 July 2016, 08:39 AM

India appeals to two sides for respecting the electoral mandate and avoid bloodshed.

16 July 2016, 08:38 AM

 The Indian embassy in Turkey has advised all Indians in Turkey to avoid public places and remain indoors.

16 July 2016, 08:35 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he did not know the whereabouts of Turkey`s top general after an attempted coup.

16 July 2016, 08:31 AM

Forty-two people, 17 of them police and others civilians, killed in Ankara, NTV reports, citing the chief prosecutor`s office in the capital`s Golbasi district.

16 July 2016, 07:35 AM

16 July 2016, 07:27 AM

Turkey PM orders military to shoot down aircraft hijacked by coup plotters - AFP

16 July 2016, 07:10 AM

Turkey's Erdogan says coup 'treason', blames Gulen supporters - AFP

16 July 2016, 07:10 AM

Erdogan says he doesn't know whereabouts of Turkey army chief - AFP

16 July 2016, 07:05 AM

Turkey PM says more than 120 arrested over coup attempt - AFP

16 July 2016, 07:04 AM

Erdogan says his hotel on Turkey's Aegean coast bombed after he left

16 July 2016, 06:59 AM

16 July 2016, 06:57 AM

Erdogan says he doesn't know whereabouts of Turkey army chief - AFP

16 July 2016, 06:44 AM

16 July 2016, 06:42 AM

Turkey's Erdogan appears among crowds in Istanbul after coup attempt - Reuters 

16 July 2016, 06:40 AM

"No power is above the national will," declared President Erdogan outside Istanbul airport - Reuters 

16 July 2016, 06:25 AM

Witnesses say two more explosions hit Turkey parliament - Reuters

16 July 2016, 06:22 AM

Latest report suggests that the police and military are exchanging fire in Istanbul's Taksim square. Large explosion heard.

16 July 2016, 05:59 AM

EU chiefs urge 'swift return' to constitution in Turkey - AFP

16 July 2016, 05:51 AM

Turkish official says Erdogan's plane landing in Istanbul - Reuters

16 July 2016, 05:34 AM

Turkish PM says this was act of rebellion by movement loyal to US based cleric Fethullah Gulen - Reuters 

16 July 2016, 05:27 AM

'Situation largely under control' after Turkey coup attempt: PM

16 July 2016, 05:26 AM

Turkey's MIT spy agency says situation 'back to normal' after coup attempt: spokesman, reports AFP

16 July 2016, 05:24 AM

Bomb blasts reported in Istanbul and Ankara - Reuters 

16 July 2016, 05:13 AM

Turkish parliament in Ankara hit by bombing: state news agency, reports AFP.

16 July 2016, 05:00 AM

The Indian Embassy in Turkey has adviced Indian nationals to stay indoors.

16 July 2016, 04:55 AM

The British Embassy in Turkey has updated the travel advice.


16 July 2016, 04:51 AM

The US Embassy in Turkey has asked American nationals to take shelter in place and not make attempts to go to US Embassy or Consulates at this time.

16 July 2016, 04:46 AM

Flights have been diverted or cancelled as military coup attempt unfolds.

16 July 2016, 04:38 AM

President Obama spoke to the Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the Turkey coup issue.

16 July 2016, 04:34 AM

US President Barack Obama urges support for 'democratically-elected' Turkish government, reports AFP.

16 July 2016, 04:31 AM

17 police officers killed in Turkey coup attempt: AFP quotes state news agency

16 July 2016, 04:30 AM

Turkish F-16s shoot down helicopter carrying 'coup plotters': NTV television, reports AFP