Helicopters Missing in Turkey Sparking Concerns of a Second Coup
least 42 helicopters have gone missing from Turkey's military
inventory in the wake of the failed coup attempt on Friday evening
causing concern that there may be another act to the attempted
overthrow of Erdogan.
Turk anchor Serdar Tuncer reports that at least 42 helicopters
have gone missing from the Turkish military inventory and says
concern is brewing that another coup effort may soon be underway.
is as though this rogue will try more things. Can they succeed?
No! But will they try?" said the reporter.
continues in Turkey in the wake of Friday's failed
coup attempt that left at least 265 dead and over 2000
people wounded, most of whom were civilians answering the call
of President Erdogan to put down the coup attempt.
Turkish government asserts that it has retained full-control of the
government and has begun a "systematic purge of the
military." On Saturday, the government rounded up over
6,000 individuals who will face prosecution under the country's
treason laws with President Erdogan refusing to rule
out applying a death sentence to the traitors. The arrested
include 2,745 judges and over 2,800 soldiers in the Turkish
military including Erdogan's top military adviser.
US State Department cautions that the situation in Turkey
remains unstable in the wake of the failed coup plot and
warns foreign travelers against visiting the country citing an
increased terror threat as chaos ensues across the country.
also maintains roughly 90 tactical nuclear weapons at the
Incirlik Air Base, from where the 42 helicopters have gone
missing, causing concern about the security of US weapons
in Turkey and raising the specter that terrorists may ultimately
be able to get their hands on advanced weaponry or
potentially a nuclear bomb.