: Emergency declared in Istanbul after failed coup

14:15 Jul. 18, 2016

Emergency declared in Istanbul after failed coup

Protesters gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo)

265 people killed and over 6,000 detained after a coup attempt

Emergency has been declared in Istanbul after the failed coup and orders passed to immediately gun down any helicopter seen in nearby areas.

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. 

According to the Justice Minister, around 6,000 suspects, including at least 2,839 soldiers and thousands of judiciary members, have been detained.

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