Military Attempts Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says

July 15, 2016 8:23 PM

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Military Attempts Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says

ISTANBUL — The prime minister of Turkey said on Friday night that factions of the military had attempted a coup.

“Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command,” Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in comments broadcast on NTV, a private television channel. “The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so.”

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