Political Risk

At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan’s plane in their sights

“At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan’s plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on. The Turkish leader was returning to Istanbul from a holiday near the coastal resort of Marmaris after a faction in the military launched the coup attempt on Friday night, sealing off a bridge across the Bosphorus, trying to capture Istanbul’s main airport and sending tanks to parliament in Ankara.”

Source: At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan’s plane in their sights | Reuters

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