(By Dr Shahid Qureshi in Turkey) : Turkish military intelligence toppled the coup and restored the order. A Turkish F-16 jet shot down the plotters helicopter which was shooting at the presidential palace.
A senior journalist confirmed that President, Prime Minister and Army Chief are in good condition and in control.
While talking to the writer yesterday morning at Prime Minister House in Ankara the Turkish Prime Minister said: ‘military coups take countries back in years’.
Turkish TV is showing shots of soldiers taken into custody and arrested by the police.