Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to chair meetings of his national security council and cabinet in Ankara Wednesday after returning to the capital for the first time since the failed coup aimed at ousting him from power, officials said.
Erdogan, who was in the Aegean resort of Marmaris when the coup struck late Friday, flew to Istanbul where he had stayed since, appearing before supporters each night.
But the president returned to the capital late Tuesday for the first time since the coup, a Turkish official told AFP.
He also held his first international bilateral meeting, hosting Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili for talks at his presidential palace in Ankara.
The president will later Wednesday at 0900 GMT chair a meeting of his national security council for the first time since the coup at his presidential palace, his office said. The council is composed of top military figures and security ministers.