July 16, 2016 / 1:00 AM / 2 years ago

Tens of Turkish soldiers in attempted coup surrender to police: Reuters witness

Turkish soldiers surrender to policemen during an attempted coup in Istanbul's Taksim Square, Turkey, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Around 30 Turkish soldiers who were part of a faction attempting to carry out a military coup surrendered their weapons after being surrounded by armed police in Istanbul’s central Taksim square, a Reuters witness said.

The soldiers handed over their guns and were taken away in police vans as a fighter jet repeatedly screeched overhead at low altitude, causing a boom that shook surrounding buildings and shattered windows.

Reporting by Murad Sezer; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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