Turkey’s beleaguered president addresses country on FaceTime

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s president resorted to FaceTime in an attempt to rally people against a military coup.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was forced to use an iPhone’s video chat feature to address the country.

He used FaceTime in an interview with CNN Turk, the network’s partner in Turkey, as the reporter held up her phone to the camera.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was forced to use FaceTime in an interview with CNN Türk, CNN’s partner in Turkey.

“Go to the streets and give them their answer. I am coming to a square in Ankara.”

“This was done from outside the chain of command,” he added. He said the lower officers had rebelled against senior officers.

“Those who are responsible, we will give them the necessary punishment,” Erdoğan said.

It was not clear where he was speaking from.

On Friday, there was a surprise military uprising in Turkey. The military has taken over the government and imposed martial law, according to an announcement made on the Turkish state broadcaster TRT.