July 15 Coup Attempt The state of the media

The state of the media

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The longest shift for breaking news
The developments that started with military movement in Istanbul and Ankara on the evening of July 15 and could not be identified by millions was described as a coup attempt by Yeni Şafak and TVNET's breaking news. The Turkish media was subjected to a tough test on its longest news shift.

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Şafak

was

the

first

to

report

on

the

coup

Turkish

media

started

covering

the

breaking

news

as

soon

as

FETÖ-linked

soldiers

tried

to

block

the

Bosporus

Bridge

in

Istanbul

with

tanks

on

the

evening

of

July

15.

While

media

institutions

were

covering

the

events

in

Istanbul

and

the

events

that

followed,

Yeni

Şafak

was

the

first

media

outlet

to

refer

to

the

events

as

a

coup

attempt.

We

collated

all

the

details

covered

by

media

organizations

before,

after

and

during

those

difficult

hours.

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id='the-betrayal-attempt-of-parallel-officersc4b52'>The

betrayal

attempt

of

“parallel”

officers

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Yeni

Şafak

headline:

“The

betrayal

attempt

of

parallel

officers”,

was

published

during

the

first

moments

of

its

coverage

Yeni

Şafak

was

the

first

to

broadcast

FETÖ’s

July

15

coup

attempt.

The

article,

“Betrayal

attempt

of

parallel

officers”,

published

at

10:37

p.m.

on

Friday

night,

answered

the

questions

of

millions

of

citizens.

Announcing

the

developments

on

its

Facebook,

Twitter

and

Periscope

pages,

Yeni

Şafak

was

the

first

media

outlet

to

invite

citizens

to

the

streets.

As

the

first

responses

to

the

coup

attempt

started

to

come

in,

the

article

reported:

“FETÖ

soldiers

attempted

to

capture

the

General

Staff

Headquarters.

Police

units

are

ready

and

an

operation

has

been

launched

to

take

the

officers

who

attempted

the

betrayal

into

custody.

There

have

been

high

levels

of

activity

around

the

General

Staff

Headquarters.

A

great

number

of

security

and

health

personnel

have

been

dispatched

to

the

General

Staff

Headquarters

and

warplanes

can

be

seen

in

flight.”

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“The

betrayal

of

parallel

officers”

by

Yeni

Şafak:

FETÖ

soldiers

attempted

to

capture

the

General

Staff

Command.

Police

units

are

ready

and

an

operation

has

been

launched

to

take

the

officers

who

attempted

the

betrayal

into

custody.

Parallel

officers

who

are

members

of

the

Fetullah

Terrorist

Organization

(FETÖ)

have

launched

a

coup

attempt.

Yeni

Şafak

has

obtained

striking

information

regarding

the

parallel

state

structure

members’

betrayal.

The

U.S.

backs

the

officers

Parallel

officers,

allegedly

supported

by

the

U.S.,

attempted

to

seize

control

of

the

Turkish

state.

Police

units

are

ready

and

an

operation

has

been

launched

to

take

the

officers

who

attempted

the

betrayal

into

custody.

High

levels

of

activity

in

front

of

the

General

Staff

Command

There

have

been

high

levels

of

activity

around

the

General

Staff

Command.

A

great

number

of

security

and

health

personnel

have

been

dispatched

to

the

General

Staff

Command

and

warplanes

can

be

seen

in

flight.

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subaylar

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Kademesini

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Yeni

Şafak

(@yenisafak)

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Temmuz

2016

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id='parallel-media-was-shocked58d92'>“Parallel”

media

was

shocked

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FETÖ-affiliated

television

presenters

not

surprised

by

coup

attempt

Kerim

Balcı,

who

was

supporting

the

soldiers’

coup

attempt

on

STV’s

online

television

channel

and

making

scandalous

remarks,

was

shocked

by

Yeni

Şafak’s

article

that

informed

the

public

of

the

coup

attempt.

“Mr.

Şemsettin,

have

you

seen

Yeni

Şafak’s

article?”

Balcı

asked

before

reading

it

aloud.

“Traitorous

parallel

officers

have

launched

a

coup

attempt

and

are

trying

to

take

control,

it

says.”

FETÖ-affiliated

journalist

Şemsettin

responded,

saying:

“This

is

exactly

the

type

of

article

we

were

expecting,

I

can’t

say

I’m

very

surprised.”

id='yeni-safak-was-the-first-to-call-on-the-people-to-take-to-the-streets9e875'>Yeni

Şafak

was

the

first

to

call

on

the

people

to

take

to

the

streets

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">The

coup

was

prevented

when

the

people

took

to

the

streets.

Yeni

Şafak

was

the

first

media

organization

to

refer

to

the

military

activity

in

Istanbul

and

Ankara

as

a

coup

attempt

and

also

the

first

media

organization

to

call

on

the

people

to

resist

and

flock

to

the

streets.

Yeni

Şafak

first

shared

this

message

with

millions

on

social

media,

and

called

out

to

people

from

all

81

of

Turkey’s

provinces,

especially

Istanbul

and

Ankara,

continuously

that

night.

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Türk

halkını,

bu

darbe

girişimi

karşısında

sessiz

kalmamaya

ve

darbeye

teşebbüs

edenlere

karşı

tavrını

ortaya

koymaya

çağırıyoruz.

Yeni

Şafak

(@yenisafak)

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Temmuz

2016

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id='first-statement-from-prime-minister-yildirimac7c9'>First

statement

from

Prime

Minister

Yıldırım

Prime

Minister

Binali

Yıldırım

explained

that

some

of

those

within

the

military

were

engaging

in

a

coup

attempt,

and

said:

“Those

who

are

launching

this

attempt

will

pay

a

heavy

price.”

data-videos-id="5d51df46-f787-4402-aa5c-f3cc6a45b7e7">Video:

PM

Yıldırım

on

NTV

Yıldırım

evaluated

the

situation

by

connecting

to

NTV.

He

said:

“The

truth

is,

chances

are

this

is

an

insurrection.

It

is

clear

that

some

people

within

the

military

have

acted

illegally

and

disregarded

the

chain

of

command.

Our

citizens

should

know

that

we

will

not

allow

any

activity

to

harm

democracy.

The

government

of

the

Republic

of

Turkey,

elected

by

the

people,

is

working

for

the

will

of

the

nation.

We

will

be

removed

from

our

jobs

only

when

the

people

decide

so.

Those

who

are

attempting

this

insurrection,

this

madness,

will

pay

a

heavy

price.

We

will

never

allow

[ourselves

to]

be

frightened

off

by

such

rebellions.

They

should

know

that

we

will

never

allow

this

and

similar

lunacies.”

When

asked

if

what

was

happening

could

be

called

a

coup

attempt,

Yıldırım

answered:

“It

would

not

be

right

to

call

this

a

coup

just

yet.

It

is

true

that

it

is

a

rebellion.

In

certain

areas,

there

are

a

number

of

groups

that

have

irresponsibly

taken

the

state’s

guns

and

advanced

on

our

citizens

and

tried

to

neutralize

them.

We

will

soon

know

who

they

are

and

why

they

are

acting

and

do

what

is

necessary.

We

will

never

tolerate

illegal

activities

that

interrupt

democracy.”

Prime

Minister

Yıldırım

also

highlighted

that

that

security

forces

had

taken

action

against

the

rebellion.

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id='tvnet-covered-it-firsteecab'>TVNET

covered

it

first

At

10:32

p.m.

TVNET

announced

that

the

Bosporus

and

Fatih

Sultan

Mehmet

Bridges

were

closed

to

traffic

from

the

Anatolian

to

the

European

side.

This

development

was

reported

as

breaking

news

at

10:36

p.m.

Just

one

minute

later,

TVNET

reported

on

the

activity

in

Istanbul

and

Ankara.

TVNET

reported

that

the

shutting

of

the

bridge

to

traffic

raises

various

questions.

At

10:38

p.m.,

the

channel

reported

that

jets

had

taken

off

in

Ankara.

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">Nobody

knew

the

reason

behind

the

unusual

developments

Reports

came

in

that

the

sound

of

guns

was

coming

from

the

General

Staff

Headquarters.

The

traitors

had

taken

tanks

to

the

streets

and

started

to

place

them

at

strategic

points

such

as

bridges

and

airports.

While

there

had

been

no

official

statements

made

yet

and

the

public

had

not

yet

understood

what

was

going

on,

TVNET

was

the

first

to

inform

the

people.

At

10:50

p.m.

it

reported

that

FETÖ

soldiers

attempted

to

capture

the

General

Staff

Headquarters

and

that

police

units

launched

an

operation.

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The

public

learned

of

the

coup

attempt

from

TVNET

TVNET

compiled

all

the

developments

in

a

news

piece

titled

“Coup

attempt

by

parallel

officials”,

at

10:51

p.m.,

and

the

first

official

statement

was

made

at

11:01

p.m.

id='ibrahim-karagul-this-is-an-occupation-attemptbfab1'>İbrahim

Karagül:

This

is

an

occupation

attempt

Yeni

Şafak

and

TVNET

Editor-in-Chief

İbrahim

Karagül

followed

the

developments

on

the

night

of

the

coup

attempt.

Karagül

commented

on

the

coup

on

a

live

TVNET

broadcast.

Describing

the

events

as

an

occupation

attempt,

Karagül

said:

“A

military

intervention

is

not

the

subject.

What

we

are

experiencing

is

a

terrorist

organization

that

has

embedded

itself

in

the

Turkish

Armed

Forces

and

is

carrying

out

an

occupation

attempt

to

spark

a

civil

war.”

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Yeni

Şafak

Editor-In-Chief

evaluated

the

coup

on

TVNET

id='news-channels-referenced-the-prime-minister1381c'>News

channels

referenced

the

prime

minister

TVNET

was

the

first

channel

to

refer

to

the

activity

in

Istanbul

and

Ankara

as

a

coup

attempt

while

other

channels

used

Yıldırım’s

terminology

of

a

rebellion

to

describe

the

events.

Many

channels

that

used

Yıldırım’s

expression

labeled

it

breaking

news.

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id='erdogan-connects-via-facetime88c3c'>Erdoğan

connects

via

FaceTime

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">FaceTime

has

been

used

on

Apple

devices

as

a

video

call

service

since

2010.

The

CNN

Turk

Ankara

Representative

Hande

Fırat,

who

presented

a

live

broadcast,

made

a

number

of

critical

calls

to

important

figures

during

the

coup

attempt.

Fırat

became

an

icon

with

her

conversation

with

Erdoğan

at

12:97

a.m.[PK2]

discussing

the

developments.

Erdoğan,

who

was

in

Marmaris

during

the

coup

attempt,

participated

in

a

CNN

Turk

broadcast

through

a

FaceTime

connection.

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statement

on

CNN

Turk

was

discussed

widely

on

global

media

platforms.

id='erdogan-invites-the-people-to-the-streets39b79'>Erdoğan

invites

the

people

to

the

streets

“I

am

calling

out

to

our

people:

I

am

inviting

our

people

to

take

to

the

streets

of

our

provinces,

to

our

airports,

let’s

congregate

as

a

nation.

May

this

minority

group

come

with

their

tanks

and

cannons,”

Erdoğan

said.

Erdoğan

said

that

the

coup

attempt

was

a

rebellion

against

the

national

will

and

stressed

that

those

responsible

would

receive

the

necessary

punishment.

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Erdoğan

calls

his

people

id='putschists-target-media-channels590e0'>Putschists

target

media

channels

FETÖ

troops

targeted

media

organizations

during

the

July

15

coup

attempt,

trying

to

occupy

media

outlets

and

pressure

personnel.

It

was

later

discovered

that

FETÖ

propaganda

would

have

been

broadcasted

had

the

coup

been

successful.

Media

channels

that

were

tracking

the

developments

were

attacked

in

attempts

to

silence

them.

id='trt-world-was-first-the-target824fc'>TRT

World

was

first

the

target

From

the

first

minutes

of

the

coup

attempt,

FETÖ

soldiers

targeted

the

TRT

buildings

in

Istanbul

and

Ankara.

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">Putschists

wanted

to

seize

TRT

World

and

broadcast

internationally.

The

TRT

World

building

in

Istanbul,

which

broadcasts

in

English,

was

the

first

television

channel

the

putschists

targeted.

While

attempting

to

intervene

in

the

journalists

work

at

the

TRT

building

in

Ulus,

it

became

clear

that

putschist

troops

were

preparing

to

broadcast

internationally

from

the

morning

hours

onward.

The

TRT

building

in

Ankara

was

also

targeted

simultaneously.

id='putschists-make-a-pirate-declaration-read-on-trt9c9e7'>Putschists

make

a

pirate

declaration

read

on

TRT

Putschist

soldiers

targeted

the

TRT

General

Management

building

in

Ankara.

Over

300

putschist

soldiers

that

outnumbered

the

police

team

stationed

at

TRT

Ankara’s

Oran

Campus

entrance

and

exit

and

seized

the

building.

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class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">After

stopping

TRT's

television

and

internet

broadcasts,

Lieutenant

Colonel

Ümit

Gençer

took

off

his

camouflage

fatigues

and

donned

ceremonial

dress

to

read

the

pirate

declaration

prepared

by

the

Peace

at

Home

Council

on

TRT.

Following

orders

from

putschists,

Gencer

did

not

end

up

reading

the

pirate

declaration.

Yıldırım

also

wanted

to

be

broadcast

live

from

TRT

at

the

same

time.

However,

because

putschists

occupied

TRT,

the

connection

was

not

established

and

NTV

was

used

instead.

NTV's

broadcast

connected

to

Yıldırım

and

he

told

citizens

it

was

a

rebellion.

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">Tijen

Karas:

"I

carried

out

the

most

difficult

broadcast

of

my

professional

life

at

gun

point."

TRT

presenter

Tijen

Karas

read

the

pirate

declaration

while

putschists

briefly

interrupted

broadcasts

during

the

coup

attempt.

The

pirate

declaration

stated:

"The

violation

of

the

Constitution

and

the

law

systematically,

the

secular

and

democratic

rule

of

law

has

been

virtually

abolished,"

and

outlined

the

following

aims:
-

class="Apple-tab-span">

“To

eliminate

the

dangers

our

Republic

faces”
-

class="Apple-tab-span">

“To

remove

the

obstacles

obstructing

the

rule

of

law”
-

class="Apple-tab-span">

“To

re-establish

the

constitutional

order

based

on

secular,

democratic,

social

rule

of

law

principles

data-videos-id="cd78ebec-653d-43cf-a028-0440c18de8a3">Video:

Pirate

declaration

at

TRT

id='yeni-safak-did-not-recognize-the-pirate-announcementec73c'>Yeni

Şafak

did

not

recognize

the

pirate

announcement

The

pirate

announcement

was

not

recognized

by

yenisafak.com.

Many

media

organizations

reported

that

the

“Turkish

Armed

Forces

have

taken

over

the

government”,

which

was

a

part

of

the

Peace

at

Home

Council’s

announcement,

but

Yeni

Şafak

and

TVNET

did

not

cover

it.

id='email-sent-to-accredited-journalistsdbad0'>Email

sent

to

accredited

journalists

Putschist

soldiers

sent

an

email

to

accredited

journalists

from

the

account

of

the

Turkish

Armed

Forces.

The

pirate

email

notification

sent

using

the

Turkish

Armed

Forces’

account

said

the

“government

has

been

taken

over.”

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id='suleyman-soylu-and-turkish-citizens-flock-to-trt06c80'>Süleyman

Soylu

and

Turkish

citizens

flock

to

TRT

Labor

and

Social

Security

Minister

Süleyman

Soylu

and

citizens

flocked

to

the

TRT

building

in

Ankara

after

it

was

captured.

Thousands

of

citizens

acted

together

and

occupied

the

TRT

building

against

the

putschist

troops

that

were

shooting

their

own

people.

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">Süleyman

Soylu

and

Tijen

Karaş

made

the

first

announcement

once

the

TRT

building

was

recaptured

from

the

putschist

soldiers

Soylu,

who

entered

the

TRT

building

with

the

people,

ensured

that

it

had

been

recaptured

from

the

putschists.

  • The

    FETÖ

    soldiers

    who

    dispersed

    across

    the

    campus

    were

    taken

    into

    custody

“We

were

captured

by

a

group

that

claimed

to

be

carrying

out

this

uprising

in

the

name

of

the

Turkish

Armed

Forces,

and

said

that

they

would

not

harm

us

and

were

doing

this

for

the

benefit

of

the

people,”

said

Karaş,

who

was

found

with

his

arms

tied

behind

his

back.

Thanking

Soylu

and

the

people

who

recaptured

the

TRT

building,

Karaş

said:

“Don’t

abandon

the

streets

until

there

is

not

even

one

of

them

left.”

data-videos-id="e9eef378-0985-467a-8731-426720d73eda">Video:

Süleyman

Soylu

in

the

TRT

building

id='intervention-at-the-dogan-media-group-building90ed6'>Intervention

at

the

Doğan

Media

Group

building

A

siege

similar

to

the

sieges

at

TRT’s

buildings

in

Istanbul

and

Ankara

took

place

at

the

Doğan

Media

Center

in

Bağcılar,

Istanbul.

A

group

of

putschist

soldiers

first

cut

CNN

Turk’s

live

broadcast

when

they

raided

the

building

where

Hürriyet

newspaper,

Kanal

D

and

CNN

Turk

are

located

at

3:27

a.m.

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">Citizens

flocked

to

the

area

to

defend

their

media

institutions.

Clashes

erupted

between

security

personnel,

employees

and

putschist

soldiers.

The

putschist

soldiers

forced

the

presenter,

camera

crew

and

the

stage

crew

to

go

outside

when

they

raided

the

studio,

which

was

conducting

a

live

broadcast.

Police

forces

intervened

together

with

the

people

who

gathered

in

front

of

the

building,

and

the

broadcast

returned

to

normal.

data-videos-id="de0d5ca4-605d-427e-a9c0-3ab43bca5ef3">Video:

Putschists

intervention

in

CNN

Turk

broadcast

id='digiturk-invasion-attemptc078d'>Digiturk

invasion

attempt

Putschist

soldiers

landed

a

military

helicopter

in

the

Beşiktaş

Vodafone

Arena

at

approximately

2:00

a.m.

The

soldiers

left

the

stadium

and

seized

a

public

bus

at

gun

point

before

transporting

senior

officers,

including

one

colonel

and

35

military

college

students

to

Beşiktaş,

Istanbul,

and

capturing

the

Digiturk

building.

In

order

to

seize

the

Digiturk

building

and

cut

its

broadcast,

43

putschists

soldiers,

including

three

civilian

technical

personnel,

were

assigned.

These

people

were

dropped

off

in

three

groups

to

Vodafone

Arena

by

helicopter

pilot

Kerime

Kumaş.

  • On

    orders

    from

    Major

    Ali

    Akkaş,

    the

    putschist

    soldiers

    damaged

    the

    stadium

    doors

    and

    left

    in

    order

    to

    capture

    the

    Digiturk

    building.

A

lieutenant

who

seized

a

passing

Jeep

at

gunpoint

transported

three

civilian

technical

personnel

to

the

Digiturk

building.

The

putschist

soldiers

who

were

trying

to

capture

the

Digiturk

building

and

cut

broadcasts

fired

gunshots

at

equipment

when

the

broadcasts

was

not

cut

off.

The

putschist

soldiers

surrendered

to

police

after

intense

negotiations.

data-notes-id="c36e6c24-c5ad-438f-9e72-aa5a38d49728">Not:

IT

SPECIALIST

PERSONNEL

WERE

TAKEN

TO

TRT

AND

DIGITURK

data-videos-id="cfd6e243-cf5a-4936-8414-b35450d0a229">Video:

IT

specialists

who

aided

the

putschists

id='a-call-from-digiturk7031c'>A

call

from

Digiturk

Digiturk

shared

what

was

happening

on

its

official

Twitter

account

as

the

putschist

soldiers

raided

the

building.

Digiturk

officials

announced

that

employees

were

being

forced

at

gunpoint

to

go

outside

and

encouraged

the

people

to

defend

and

protect

their

media

institutions.

class="twitter-tweet"

data-lang="tr">Digiturk

çalışanları,

silah

zoruyla

binanın

dışına

çıkartılmaya

çalışılıyor...

Digiturk

(@Digiturk)

href="https://twitter.com/Digiturk/status/754125337852801024">16

Temmuz

2016

id='trt-radio-is-seizede045b'>TRT

Radio

is

seized

data-videos-id="01ccc9fc-4ce1-4b27-8a4c-c499615f2473">Video:

The

moment

the

putschists

surrendered

in

the

TRT

Istanbul

Radio

studio

TRT

Radio’s

broadcast

was

interrupted

as

putschist

soldiers

tried

to

capture

the

building

where

TRT

Radio

is

located

in

Harbiye,

Istanbul.

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">Thousands

of

citizens

kept

watch

in

front

of

the

radio

station’s

building

all

night.

Police

conducted

an

operation

at

the

Harbiye

Officers’

Clubs

and

the

TRT

Radio

building

where

fierce

clashes

broke

out

at

5:45

a.m.

Thirteen

soldiers

were

taken

into

custody

during

the

operation.

A

large

number

of

assault

rifles

and

other

weapons

that

were

piled

up

inside

the

TRT

Radio

building

were

confiscated.

Putschists

could

not

enter

Ankara

Radio

Armored

personnel

carriers

with

putschist

soldiers

were

sent

to

Ankara

Radio.

The

doors

were

locked

from

the

outside

and

a

large

crowd

of

citizens

stopped

the

putschists

from

entering

the

building.

data-photogalleries-id="05de9532-da22-48a7-8900-550fcd9cfe5a">Galeri:

Headlines

on

July

16

id='global-press-coverage02ebf'>Global

press

coverage

Media

outlets

worldwide

covered

the

FETÖ

coup

attempt

as

breaking

news

and

continued

to

follow

the

developments.

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class="redactor-layout-right">In

Germany,

Bild

newspaper

published

the

headline:

“Military

coup

attempt

in

Turkey

against

Erdoğan”,

on

the

front

page.

The

article

detailed

that

the

coup

attempt

came

as

a

surprise

to

the

Turkish

opposition,

and

also

included

other

developments.

German

security

authorities

did

not

receive

any

warning

signs

or

clues

about

the

coup

attempt,

the

article

said.

The

coup

attempt

received

wide

coverage

in

the

U.K.

as

well.

Many

media

institutions

followed

the

developments

as

they

unfolded.

The

BBC

posted

an

article

titled

“Erdoğan

overrules

coup

attempt”,

and

reported

that

63

people,

mostly

civilians,

were

killed

in

clashes

and

366

people

were

arrested.

The

BBC

shared

constant

updates

and

also

quoted

Yıldırım:

“The

situation

is

mostly

under

control.”

The

Sunday

Times,

which

shared

the

developments

on

its

front

page,

published

a

photograph

of

citizens

climbing

a

tank

holding

Turkish

flags

with

the

headline:

“Turks

crush

coup.”

Qatar-based

international

broadcaster

Al

Jazeera

published

an

article

titled

“The

coup

attempt

in

Turkey:

'A

betrayal

movement'

”,

and

reported

that

"[a]mong

the

news

of

conflict,

the

government

has

affirmed

that

the

coup

attempt

was

unsuccessful."

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data-images-id="b3259991-1028-4d07-b819-256031b84f80"

class="redactor-layout-left-fixed">While

the

Swiss

press

extensively

covered

the

events

in

Turkey,

Le

Matin

newspaper

published

an

article

titled

“Security

Forces

block

Bosporus

Bridge”,

and

blamed

the

coup

on

a

group

of

soldiers

within

the

military.

“Military

jets

and

helicopters

are

conducting

low

altitude

flights

over

Ankara,

causing

great

distress.

Prime

Minister

Binali

Yıldırım

attributed

the

uprising

to

a

group

of

soldiers

within

the

military,”

the

article

reported.

The

article

that

was

published

online

early

in

the

morning

reported

that

“at

least

60

people

were

killed

and

754

[had]

been

arrested.”

id='the-spread-of-disinformationeb100'>The

spread

of

disinformation

Though

many

media

organizations

worldwide

provided

extensive

coverage

of

the

coup

attempt

in

Turkey,

other

organizations

published

disinformation.

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data-images-id="b415ee81-9a58-4be4-b19e-ecfaee812c4c"

class="redactor-layout-left">Many

channels,

such

as

NBC

in

the

U.S.,

seemed

to

publish

and

broadcast

in

favor

of

the

coup

attempt.

In

addition

to

the

incidents

in

Istanbul

and

Ankara,

as

well

as

what

Erdoğan

experienced

in

Marmaris,

NBC

reported

that

Erdoğan

was

allegedly

seeking

asylum

from

Germany

based

on

a

source

from

the

U.S.

Department

of

Defense.

President

Erdoğan’s

plane

was

tracked

Stratfor,

a

global

intelligence

company

known

for

its

closeness

to

the

CIA,

closely

tracked

the

coup

attempt

in

Turkey.

Stratfor

tracked

Erdoğan’s

plane

route

as

he

left

Marmaris

before

the

assassination

team

arrived,

and

tweeted

its

location

details.

class="twitter-tweet"

data-lang="tr">Tracking

href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Turkish?src=hash">#Turkish

President

Erdogan's

airplane,

now

over

Sea

of

Marmara.

href="https://t.co/tWLzWMPq7u">https://t.co/tWLzWMPq7u

href="https://t.co/ZdAI4YCOoH">pic.twitter.com/ZdAI4YCOoH

Stratfor

(@Stratfor)

href="https://twitter.com/Stratfor/status/754106444778176513">16

Temmuz

2016

Erdoğan

traveled

from

Marmaris

to

Dalaman

by

helicopter

and

arrived

at

Dalaman

with

his

family

and

those

who

were

with

them

shortly

after

a

brief

intervention.

Where

Erdoğan

was

heading

was

kept

secret.

Erdoğan

ordered

the

Gulfstream

G450-type

TC-ATA

plane

to

head

to

Istanbul’s

Atatürk

Airport.

data-photogalleries-id="81ce71f8-6b31-4a0c-bbc2-afb6ee277ed9">Galeri:

Headlines

on

July

17

id='yeni-safak-on-social-media0fa43'>Yeni

Şafak

on

social

media

Millions

followed

the

coup

attempt

from

yenisafak.com

and

through

its

social

media

accounts.

More

than

30

million

people

were

reached

between

10:00

p.m.

and

1:00

a.m.

Facebook

and

Twitter

users

followedthe

coup

attempt

on

Yeni

Şafak's

social

media

accounts.

Hosting

over

2

million

readers

over

two

hours,

yeniSafak.com

announced

the

details

of

the

betrayal.

id='facebook26e7b'>Facebook

Yeni

Şafak

announced

that

coup

developments

to

8

million

followers

on

its

Facebook

page.

Millions

of

citizens

wondering

about

the

developments

were

informed

through

live

broadcasts

and

evaluations.

Yeni

Şafak

also

announced

to

its

readers

that

the

coup

attempt

had

been

successfully

repelled.

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data-entries-id="major-bariss-video-received-216000-likes-infografik-en"

data-template-infografik-id="major-bariss-video-received-216000-likes-infografik-en">Major

Barış's

video

received

216,000

likes

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data-entries-id="204-million-reactions-on-facebook-infografik-en"

data-template-infografik-id="204-million-reactions-on-facebook-infografik-en">204

million

reactions

on

Facebook

class="item">

data-entries-id="a-single-video-was-watched-95-million-times-infografik-en"

data-template-infografik-id="a-single-video-was-watched-95-million-times-infografik-en">A

single

video

was

watched

9.5

million

times

id='twittera5d82'>Twitter

The

Yeni

Şafak

Twitter

page,

which

has

over

650,000

followers,

reached

out

to

millions

and

informed

them

of

the

coup

attempt.

Yeni

Şafak

was

the

first

to

label

the

events

a

coup

attempt

on

Twitter,

and

received

record-breaking

shares

within

the

first

48

hours.

data-entries-id="close-to-2-million-interactions-in-the-first-4-hours-infografik-en"

data-template-infografik-id="close-to-2-million-interactions-in-the-first-4-hours-infografik-en">Close

to

2

million

interactions

in

the

first

4

hours

data-entries-id="close-to-27-million-interactions-on-twitter-during-the-first-48-hours-infografik-en"

data-template-infografik-id="close-to-27-million-interactions-on-twitter-during-the-first-48-hours-infografik-en">27

million

interactions

on

Twitter

during

the

first

48

hours

data-entries-id="retweeted-5000-times-infografik-en"

data-template-infografik-id="retweeted-5000-times-infografik-en">Retweeted

5,000

times

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class="item">

id='other-applicationsb2403'>Other

applications

Although

Yeni

Şafak

primarily

used

Facebook

and

Twitter

very

actively

during

the

coup

attempt,

it

also

made

use

of

other

applications.

The

Yeni

Şafak

Periscope

(HYPERLINK

https://www.periscope.tv/yenisafak/1kvJpnLRpyaKE)

and

Instagram

(HYPERLINK

https://www.instagram.com/yenisafak/)

accounts

were

also

actively

used

to

share

breaking

developments.

id='social-media-blocked99555'>Social

media

blocked

There

was

a

quick

spread

of

disinformation

once

media

organizations

started

to

report

on

the

coup

attempt.

Twitter,

Facebook,

YouTube

and

other

social

media

sites

were

shut

down

in

order

to

prevent

provocations.

Access

to

social

media

was

quickly

reinstated

and

was

used

as

an

effective

tool

to

resist

the

coup

attempt.

Yeni

Şafak

used

social

media

as

a

publishing

tool

throughout

the

coup

attempt.

id='yeni-safak-shared-every-developmenta64b1'>Yeni

Şafak

shared

every

development

Yeni

Şafak

revealed

the

FETÖ

coup

attempt

in

Ankara

and

Istanbul

one

month

prior

to

the

execution

of

the

plan.

Details

(HYPERLINK:

http://www.yenisafak.com/gundem/yeni-safak-darbeyi-adim-adim-duyurdu-2495953)

of

the

plans

and

steps

being

taken

to

prepare

for

the

coup

were

reported.

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