The Turkish authorities have introduced a state of emergency in the Turkish city of Istanbul again. They deployed additional 1,800 of police special forces. Additional special purpose equipment has also been brought to the city. Reinforced police squads are patrolling the streets. The city police chief Mustafa Caliskan issued an order to down without warning helicopters that fly over Istanbul without permission from the authorities.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday instructed military combat planes to conduct patrols across Turkey, two days after F-16s and choppers flew above the country in a failed coup attempt. The patrol flights are being conducted for airspace control and security purposes as per Erdogan’s instructions.
On the night to July 16, the military coup attempt was carried out in Turkey. The main standoff was in Ankara and Istanbul. Turkish authorities announced that the coup was suppressed. According to the latest information, 290 people were killed and about 1,440 injured in the clashes.