How Turkish people and Police jointly made coup impossible?
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced coup attempt by a section of army has been completely foiled with the support of Turkish people.
Addressing the nation, he said a conspiracy was hatched against the country and the democracy. He said it was a conspiracy against unity and solidarity of the country.
Turkish president described the attempted coup as high treason and said the ring leader, who plotted all this, will have to pay the price in front of the nation.
Turkish national intelligence agency has said that the coup attempt has been foiled after thousands of people heeded Erdogan's call in several cities and streamed into the streets.
Earlier, some sections of the Turkish army had declared a coup and martial law on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Officials say forty-two people were killed during an attempted coup in capital Ankara last night.
Seventeen of those killed were police officers.
Meanwhile, there has been international condemnation of the attempted coup.
President Barack Obama has urged all parties in Turkey to support the democratically elected government of Turkey, show restraint and avoid violence and bloodshed.
European leaders said that they fully support the Turkish Government and called for a swift return to constitutional order in the country.
A joint statement by the president of the European Council, European Commission and EU High Representative said the EU fully supports the democratically elected government and rule of law.