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Gunfire, Troops On Streets Reported In Turkey (Radio Free Europe)
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This is a developing story: Military jets and helicopters seen flying low over Ankara and tanks reported in the streets, as two major bridges in Istanbul are closed to traffic.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a military coup attempt is currently underway and that military action has been taken without a chain of command, according to local media NTV.
Yildirim reportedly said that the actions are only being taken by part of the military, adding that security forces are doing what is necessary to resolve the situation.
NTV also showed footage at tanks at the entrance of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.
Gunshots were heard in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Friday, a Reuters witness said, as military jets and helicopters were seen flying overhead.
Reuters witnesses in Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, also spotted military jets and helicopters overhead, as well as tanks in the streets.
Full article: Turkish Prime Minister Says Attempted Military Coup Underway, Local Media Reports (Haaretz)