Turkey coup attempt: Turkey's ex-air force chief confesses to organizing coup attempt - CNN Turk

11:10 Jul. 19, 2016

Turkey's ex-air force chief confesses to organizing coup attempt - CNN Turk

Former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk is seen under custody at Ankara Police Headquarters (Getty Images)

Erdogan's supporters demand death penalty to punish those responsible for the coup

Turkey's Air Force Former Chief Akin Ozturk confessed to plotting a military coup in the country. This was reported by the state-run agency CNN Turk.

However, Ozturk said he was not the only organizer of the rebellion. 27 Turkish generals and admirals were detained on suspicion of being involved in the coup.

Read also Turkey threatens to reconsider US ties over alleged coup mastermind

Part of the Turkish military staged a coup attempt late Friday, July 15. The attempt has failed after Turkish President mobilized crowds in his support in a streamed video address aired by CNN Turk. According to the latest data, 294 people were killed during the turmoil, more than 1,400 were wounded, according to Turkey's Foreign Ministry.

Around 6,000 suspects, including at least 2,839 soldiers and thousands of judiciary members, have been detained.

Read also Five reasons this Turkey coup bid failed

Earlier, Incirlik airbase's top commander, Bakir Ercan Van, and chief military adviser to the President of Turkey Recep Erdogan Ali Azygy were arrested on charges of plotting the coup.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted that Turkey might bring back capital punishment to punish those responsible for the coup.

Turkish Presidency election winner Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) talks with Air Forces Commander Akn Ozturk (R) during a farewell reception hosted by Gul to high state officials before the end of his term of office, at Cankaya Presidential Palace on August 12, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey (Getty Images)

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