Latest news from Turkey: Death toll rises to 90 after night of explosions and gunfire in Turkey

10:22 Jul. 16, 2016

Death toll rises to 90 after night of explosions and gunfire in Turkey

Turkish people gather and look at a burned car in Istanbul, Saturday, July 16, 2016 (AP photo)

More than 1,000 injured in an attempted coup

The death toll from an attempted coup by Turkish soldiers overnight has risen to 90, Reuters reported on Saturday referring to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Hundreds of injured are being treated in the hospitals across the country.

800 people are hospitalized in Ankara, Turkey's capital, and 200 more in Istanbul, according to a tweet from Kerem Kinik, the President of the Red Crescent in Turkey.

The total number of wounded, according to Kinik, is 1,000 at this time.

Read also Coup-attempting soldiers on Bosphorus Bridge surrender

After a night of explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling along the streets, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkey Saturday that an attempted military coup was over and the government was in charge.

However, the tension in the country remains high, with at least one air base is still in control of the insurgents.

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