Turkish Airlines: Flights return to normal schedule, delays expected

Flights on Turkish Airlines  at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport, Europe's third-largest hub, returned to their normal schedule on July 16, a spokesman said, after an attempted coup by the military targeted the facility.
Operational delays are expected after the airport was shut to traffic overnight, the spokesman told Reuters.

Turkey demands return of eight plotter soldiers who landed on Greece

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuoşğlu has said Ankara has demanded return of eight coup attempter soldiers , who landed on Alexandroupolis in Greece.

"We demanded the urgent return of eight traitor soldiers who escaped to Greece on a helicopter," he said.

The minister said Greek authorities said they were ready to cooperate. 

Yeni Şafak newspaper's photographer loses his life

A photographer of the Yeni Şafak daily newspaper, Mustafa Cambaz, has lost his life after being gun fired by a group of soldiers who have staged an attempted coup, his newspaper has announced. 

The editor-in-chief of the daily, İbrahim Gül wrote July 16 on his Twitter account: 

"Here is the last message of our martyr," and shared Cambaz's tweet which said: 

2,839 detained over coup attempt

A total of 2,839 soldiers have been detained over the charges of coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said July 16 in a press briefing. 

There are high-ranking officers among the detained.

Broadcaster CNNTürk said four of them were generals and 29 of them were colonels.

Plotters bomb near Presidential Palace with fighter jets, five reported dead

Turkish F-16 jet controlled by coup-attempters bombed near the Presidential Palace in Ankara early on July 16, leaving five people dead. 

Two bombs fell near the building, Doğan News Agency reported. 

Gunshots were also heard around the building, CNN Türk reported. 

Ambulances were called to the scene after the announcements saying many people were wounded.