July 2016: Attempted Coup in Turkey
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.
1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
- Attempted Coup in Turkey
- On July 15, 2016, Turkey experiences an attempted coup by a group of soldiers within the country's military. Gunfire and explosions are seen throughout two majors cities of Turkey: Istanbul and Ankara, as the government, the military faction, and the people of Turkey clash in the streets. Around 60 people are reportedly dead and 300 have so far been arrested for their participation in the coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the people involved in the coup "will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey."
- Photo source: Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP