MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier, NTV reported citing a spokesperson of the national intelligence agency that Akar had been released by organizers of the military coup attempt.
Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi Akar has been rescued from the attempted coup plotters. #failedcoup— TRT World (@trtworld) July 16, 2016
Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish government came under siege by a faction of military forces who sought to end the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan citing the leader's drift away from the country's long-held secularist values.
At least 60 people were killed amid the military coup attempt in Turkey, 42 of them died in Ankara. The victims include civilians and military servicemen, according to the Ankara prosecutor’s office.