Erdogan said as the coup unfolded that the plotters had tried to attack him in the resort town of Marmaris and had bombed places he had been at shortly after he left. He "evaded death by minutes", the second official said.
"At least two F-16s harassed Erdogan's plane while it was in the air and en route to Istanbul. They locked their radars on his plane and on two other F-16s protecting him," a former military officer with knowledge of the events told Reuters.
"Why they didn't fire is a mystery," he said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that he hoped for peace, stability and continuity in Turkey, where a coup attempt is underway.Kerry, speaking at a news conference in Moscow after a day of talks on Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said he could not comment further on Turkey because he did not have the latest details of what was happening there.
"l'autoritaire président de la République islamo-conservateur", "les chancelleries étrangères, déjà très critiques sur le non-respect des droits fondamentaux dans le conflit avec les Kurdes, et qui considèrent à ce titre la Turquie comme un Etat démocratiquement peu fréquentable."