Military Coup Underway in Muslim Turkey!

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Published on: July 16, 2016

Most of the major media outlets are now confirming that a military coup seems to be underway in the nation of Turkey.

From the BBC:

There are reports of gunshots in the capital Ankara.

Gunfire was also heard outside Istanbul police HQ and tanks are said to be stationed outside Istanbul airport. All flights are cancelled.

CNN Turk reported that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “safe” but did not elaborate.

From the UK’s Telegraph:

In a statement, the Turkish military says the rule of law must remain the priority.

“The power in the country has been seized in its entirety,” said the military statement read on NTV television, without giving further details. The military’s website was not immediately accessible.

State TV TRT reportedly off the air.

Breaking News Feed @pzf


There have been reports of armed clashes in the streets of Turkey’s major cities.

Ahmet S Yayla @ahmetsyayla

Soldiers with tanks in Ankara streets. F16s are flying around 1000 feet very close to buildings.

Dorian Jones a British journalist based in Istanbul said:

“Tanks are seen in the streets. There are reports of clashes between the police and the army,” he told Sky News, adding there were also reports that police guarding the presidential palace had been disarmed.

“I have been speaking to various friends across the city, some are reporting that they are hearing gunfire in the streets.”

There have also been reports of the military disarming civilian police forces.

Jon Passantino

Breaking: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says a group within the military engaged in an attempted coup – @AP

Reports out of Turkey are still muddled though the US State Department is encouraging Americans in Turkey to shelter where they are and await further instructions. President Erdogan’s government still claims to be in control of the government, while the military says that it has taken full control. Stay tuned for further developments.

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