Turkish state broadcaster TRT resumes operation after military takeover

A Turkish military stands guard near the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2016. © Murad Sezer
The state-run TRT channel has resumed broadcast after briefly going off air following the attempted military coup. The soldiers who stormed its headquarters earlier in the day have been detained, Anadolu reported.

The journalists regained control over the channel after protesters broke into the building and detained the servicemen, the agency reports, citing TR-1 channel. 

After seizing the channel, Turkish Armed Forces broadcast a statement declaring martial law and announcing that they had “completely taken over the administration” with the aim of “reinstat[ing] constitutional order, human rights and freedoms.”

The army also announced that a new constitution would be adopted and a “Peace Council” will now govern the country.