: Aljazeera: Attempted coup leaves 265 people dead - Turkey PM

09:45 Jul. 17, 2016

Aljazeera: Attempted coup leaves 265 people dead - Turkey PM

Turkish soldiers secure the area as supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan protest in Istanbul's Taksim square, early Saturday, July 16, 2016 (AP Photo)

1,440 people had been injured and 2,839 military personnel had been detaine

A total of 265 people were killed in an attempted coup that played out overnight across Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, July 16, among them 161 government forces and civilians. 

The army's acting chief of staff, Umit Dundar, told a news conference on Saturday that 104 so-called coup plotters and at least 47 civilians had been killed. 

"Systemic operations are complete" against the attempted coup but mopping up measures could still take hours, Hakan Fidan, head of the country's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) said, according to a government official.

Read also: Failed Military Coup in Turkey: How it all unfolded

People have taken to the streets of Istanbul, lining the sides of major roads and holding the red and white Turkish flag in support of the civilian government and against the coup attempt.

Yildirim told a news conference that 1,440 people had been injured and 2,839 military personnel had been detained. Full story 

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