Yeni Şafak was the first newspaper to announce that the extraordinary situation was a coup attempt with the title of “Treachery attempt by parallel military officers.” As this news simultaneously reached hundreds of thousands of Yeni Şafak’s mobile app users, it became evident that the extraordinary situation was a military insurgency. Yeni Şafak’s first news piece about the coup attempt was announced to readers as breaking news by other media outlets in a short time.
The first Turkish TV channel to announce that these developments were a coup attempt was TVNET. It announced the treacherous coup attempt under the title of “Treachery attempt by parallel military officers” at 10.51 p.m., saying that Fetullah Terror Group (FETÖ) members had tried to seize the command echelon of the General Staff.
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— Yeni Şafak (@yenisafak) 15 Temmuz 2016