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Military Coup Attempt Reported in Turkey

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:

Confirmed: Twitter, Facebook & YouTube blocked in #Turkey at 10:50PM after apparent military uprising in #Turkey

— Turkey Blocks (@TurkeyBlocks) July 15, 2016

Turkish F16 flies low over Ankara in show of force. #Turkey (via @HazalKoptagel)

— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) July 15, 2016

UPDATE at 7/15/16 1:20:31 pm by Charles Johnson

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

UPDATE at 7/15/16 2:07:52 pm by Charles Johnson

Turkish military sources are now claiming they're in control of the government.

MORE: Pres. Erdogan has not been heard from in "six days," Turkey-based reporter says

— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 15, 2016

UPDATE at 7/15/16 2:34:27 pm by Charles Johnson

Extraordinary: #Turkey’s #Erodgan speaks to population via cell phone calling for supporters to “take to streets”

— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) July 15, 2016

UPDATE at 7/15/16 2:45:12 pm by Charles Johnson

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