Nearly 200 soldiers at Turkey military HQ surrender

ANKARA, Turkey – Close to 200 unarmed soldiers at the Turkish military headquarters have surrendered after a coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday, July 16.

A total of 1,563 military officers have been detained throughout Turkey, a government official told journalists, adding that special forces were securing the chief of staff headquarters.

At least 60 people have been killed and 336 detained in a night of violence across Turkey sparked when elements in the military staged an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, July 16, sparking bloody clashes in major cities.