Turkish F-16s launch air strikes against tanks outside palace: Presidential source

A police armored vehicle uses a water cannon to disperse anti-government forces on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul.
A police armored vehicle uses a water cannon to disperse anti-government forces on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul.PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkish army F-16s launched air strikes on Saturday (July 16) against tanks stationed by coup backers outside the presidential palace in Ankara, an official with the presidency said.

"Turkish F-16s have launched air strikes against tanks outside the presidential palace," the official said, adding that a military helicopter, which was involved in an attack against a Turkish satellite operator earlier, has been downed in the Golbasi district of Ankara.

 

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