News Update!!: Turkey: Latest Information: Attempted Military Coup in Turkey.

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News Update!!: Turkey: Latest Information: Attempted Military Coup in Turkey.

 

** As of 8:20am PT on Saturday, July 16th, 2016: **

 

According to military official, at least 194 people were killed and around 1,440 people were wounded in clashes during the attempted military coup in Turkey.

 

** As of 9:20pm PT on Friday, July 15th, 2016: **

 

Just moments ago, soldiers involved in the attempted coup on Turkey have surrendered to forces loyal to the government and Turkish officials are saying that they have stopped the coup.

 

The Turkey’s President is telling the country that the government is in charge.

 

The Prime Minister of Turkey say that at least 132 troops who took part in the attempted coup on Turkey were arrested by government officials.

 

The Prime Minister of Turkey has called on all of the country’s law makers to attend an emergency meeting today.

 

The exact amount of people who have been either killed or injured is still unknown, but so far, the Prosecutors in Turkey is saying that at least 42 people have died in the capital.

 

 

** Video from Paska68 on YouTube: **

 

This is video of a person standing in front of a moving military vehicle.

 

The military vehicle approached the person and appears to have drove right over the person.

 

Afterwards, a crowd of people are seen chasing after the military vehicle.

 

 

** Video from OfficialJoelF on Twitter: **

 

This video shows a tank crshing into a vehicle as people climb on to the tank to try to stop the tank.

 

 

** Video from OfficialJoelF on Twitter: **

 

This video shows people running away from gunfire coming from the sky, possibly from some sort of aircraft or helicopter.

 

** As of 8:00pm PT on Friday, July 15th, 2016: **

 

There’s reports of explosions seen near a bridge near Istanbul. 

 

** As of 6:30pm PT on Friday, July 15th, 2016: **

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** Pictures from NBC News: **

Turkish has arrived back into Istanbul and addressed his supporters outside airport.

 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is calling the attempted coup “an act of treason” and said, “They are going to pay for this in the harshest way.”

 

Turkish media is reporting 17 police officers have been killed in attempted coup.

 

** As of 6:00pm PT on Friday, July 15th, 2016: **

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** Pictures from NBC News: **

 

Turkish news agency is reporting that Turkey’s armed forces has “fully seized control” of Turkey on Friday, July 15th, 2016.

 

Gunfire was been heard outside military headquarters, fighter jets buzzed over the capital, vehicles blocked 2 major bridges in Istanbul where shots are heard being fired onto protesters.

 

Martial law has been imposed as tanks take on the streets and highways, social media outlets and satellite communication have been taken down, and state run television stations have been taken over or shut down.

 

 

 

** Live video from Ian Doherty on YouTube: **

 

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Among the television stations outlets being taken over or shut down, CNN TURK has been shut down which video posted onto CNN TURK’s Facebook showing what happened.

 

The U.S. State Department us telling United States citizens, “Do not try to go to the US Embassy or Consulates in Turkey at this time; shelter in place.”

 

All flights at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul have been suspended.

 

Soldiers have reportedly blocked entry to Ataturk Airport with 4 tanks and 2 other tanks and a military vehicle were stationed in front of the VIP terminal.

 

There’s reports that the soldiers had entered the tower and stopped all flights.

 

Reports of military jets were heard flying over Ankara and Istanbul, explosions are being heard in Ankara, and gunfire was heard outside Turkey’s military headquarters in Ankara where local media reports  ambulances were seen out front.

 

The military said it seized control “to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for the law and order to be reinstated.”

 

The military statement went on to say that “all international agreements and commitments will remain. We pledge that good relations with all world countries will continue.”

 

According to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, a group within the military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup.

 

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim tells NTV television, “it is correct that there was an attempt,” when asked if there was a coup. Yildirim didn’t provide details, but said Turkey would never allow any “initiative that would interrupt democracy. We are focusing on the possibility of an attempt (coup). There was an illegal act by a group within the military that was acting out of the chain of military command. Our people should know that we will not allow any activity that would harm democracy.”

 

** Live News Coverage: Sky News: **

 

http://news.sky.com/watch-live

 

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

 

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