Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 1:15:16 pm
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.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 15, 2016
Social media has been blocked:
— Turkey Blocks (@TurkeyBlocks) July 15, 2016
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) July 15, 2016
Update - Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim says those responsible for what appears to be an attempted coup "will pay the highest price"
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 15, 2016
Turkish military sources are now claiming they're in control of the government.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 15, 2016
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) July 15, 2016
Erdogan using Facetime to announce he’s still in power makes me think he’s probably not in power.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 15, 2016