Saturday, 16 July 2016

Turkey Coup: 60 killed and more than 700 arrested after uprising against President Erdogan

An attempted coup is underway in Turkey with military chiefs claiming they have taken control of the country.

Gunfire has been reported in the Turkish capital Ankara as military jets were seen flying overhead and tanks roam the streets.

A curfew has been imposed with martial law in place, the internet has been restricted and people are being told to stay indoors.

Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge have been closed.

But President Tayyip Erdogan has called on his supporters to take to the streets to oppose the soldiers who are trying to seize control of the country.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said those responsible for what he described as an attempted coup by a faction within the military would pay the highest price.

He says they would not be allowed to do anything to interrupt democracy.

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