Turkey's Erdogan urges backers to remain on streets until situation normalises | Reuters

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged his supporters to remain on the streets until the situation normalises after military officers attempted a coup.

Addressing a crowd of thousands of supporters waving flags at Istanbul's main airport, Erdogan said the government remained at the helm. He also said disturbances continued in the capital Ankara and he hoped they would end soon.

He added that flights by flag carrier Turkish Airlines THAYO.IS had resumed.

(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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Published Date: Jul 16, 2016 10:15 am | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2016 10:15 am