- Screenshot via CNN Turk
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.
More than 250 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, many more Turkish troops were arrested. Video of troops surrendering with their hands up was broadcast live on CNN Turk.