Turkish Armed Forces
U.S. President Barack Obama is convening his National Security Council on July 16 following the attempted coup d'etat in Turkey overnight, officials said.
"The president will convene a meeting with his national security and broader foreign policy team to update him on the situation in Turkey," the White House said in a statement.
A new period is beginning in the Turkish Armed Forces' fight against terror, as the Turkish General Staff, the Interior Ministry and the Prime Ministry are working on a new legal regulation which will protect soldiers from any future charges and give special authorization to the armed forces during anti-terror operations, according to information obtained by CNNTürk.
The Turkish General Staff has categorically denied allegations that some members of the military allegedly linked to the Fethullah Gülen movement were planning a coup d'état, underlining it has launched a legal action against unspecified media outlets over reports it said were damaging morale, as Turkey faces an almost unprecedented combination of national security threats.
Turkey's Coast Guard has reported an eleven-fold year-on-year increase in the number of undocumented migrants discovered in the country's Aegean region.
Almost 8,500 refugees were found in Turkish Coast Guard operations in February 2016, 11 times more than the same month in 2015, officials told the state-run Anadolu Agency on March 1.