Military Coup Attempt Reported in Turkey
This could be a very big deal; reports are coming out of Turkey that there’s been an attempted military coup.
Yildirim says “it would be wrong to call it a coup” but that there has been an attempt by “part of the military”.
He describes it as an “illegal attempt” to seize power.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says a group within the military engaged in an attempted coup.
Social media has been blocked:
Update - Turkey’s PM Binali Yildirim says those responsible for what appears to be an attempted coup “will pay the highest price”
Turkish military sources are now claiming they’re in control of the government.
Erdogan using Facetime to announce he’s still in power makes me think he’s probably not in power.