Erdogan leaves just half an hour ahead of assassins
The plan for Turkey's attempted coup have reportedly been revealed in a series of conversations on a messaging application, which Al Jazeera Arabic said it obtained on Sunday.
The conversation included orders for soldiers to use live fire on police if they attempted to halt the military coup. Another message ordered live fire against the hotel President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was staying in on Friday evening. Erdogan was in the holiday resort of Marmaris on Turkey's southwest coast.
Erdogan left the hotel 30 minutes before it was struck by an explosion, and he later used his mobile phone to call into CNN Turk to urge Turks onto the street and to resist the coup attempt, which they did successfully.
He "evaded death by minutes", Reuters cited as official as saying.