Turkish F-16 shoots down helicopter ‘carrying plotters’

A man covered with blood points at the Bosphorus bridge as Turkish military clashes with people at the entrance to the bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016
A man covered with blood points at the Bosphorus bridge as Turkish military clashes with people at the entrance to the bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016 (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

Ankara (AFP) – A Turkish F-16 fighter jet on Friday shot down a Sikorsky helicopter hijacked by coup plotters seeking to oust the government, a presidential source said.

Seventeen police officers were also killed earlier at the military’s special forces headquarters in the capital Ankara, state-run Anadolu news agency reported, without giving further details.

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