Update!! Turkey Coup: 161 Dead, 1,440 Injured, Almost 3,000 Detained- Turkey PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday 161 people were killed and 1,440 people had been wounded in the coup attempt against the government, with 2,839 soldiers now detained on suspicion of involvement.

Yildirim, speaking outside his Cankaya palace in Ankara and flanked by top general Hulusi Akar who was held during the coup attempt, also described the putsch bid as a “black stain” on Turkish democracy.

Yildirim also declared the situation in his country was “completely under control” after thwarting a military coup aimed at toppling his government. “The situation is completely under control,” said Yildirim in Ankara, flanked by the ministers of justice and interior as well as Turkey’s top general outside his offices in the capital.

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