The report demonstrates the involvement of the Fetullah Terror Organisation (FETO) in the coup attempt with evidence. The cult leader Fetullah Gulen’s words regarding the coup and the organizational structure of FETO are also covered.
On 15 July 2016, army helicopters opened fire on civilians who had gathered in front of the Turkish General Staff headquarters in Ankara to protest the unfolding coup. Pro-coup soldiers seized the General Staff headquarters and the state broadcaster TRT, and blocked the two bridges over Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. The Turkish parliament was bombed by fighter jets 11 times while deputies were inside. Helicopters opened fire on a hotel in Marmaris where President Erdogan had been staying just minutes before he left. Pro-coup soldiers blockaded the hotel and two police officers were killed in the clash that followed. Jets in the command of pro-coup soldiers also dropped two bombs near the Presidential Complex in Ankara.
As a result of the attempted coup, 246 people were killed in total, 179 of whom were civilians and a total of 1,540 people were wounded, 1,390 of whom were civilians.