11:10 Jul. 19, 2016
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.
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.
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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.
BREAKING 27 Generals and Admirals arrested including chief suspect fmr Head of Air Forces Akın Öztürk. pic.twitter.com/EK6whHjQ6s— CNN Türk ENG (@CNNTURK_ENG) July 18, 2016
State-run AA says alleged coup leader fmr Air Forces Head Akın Öztürk has confessed to planning coup. pic.twitter.com/oa610Nf6TB— CNN Türk ENG (@CNNTURK_ENG) July 18, 2016