Turkish soldiers claim they they believed they were involved in military drill, not coup


Ynetnews|Published:  17.07.16 , 07:47

Soldiers arrested by Turkish authorities who were suspected of taking part in Friday’s attempted coup have claimed during their investigation that they believed they were participating in a military drill and that they were unaware of any attempt to overthrow the government. “Only when people began climbing on the tanks did were understand everything that was going on,” they said. Since Friday, 2,840 soldiers and officers have been arrested.