BREAKING: Reports of Coup Attempt in Turkey


Make sure to read Neil Stevens on why this Turkish Military coup has happened.

Via BuzzfeedNews the Turkish Military has released a statement which claims a successful coup and complete control:

“Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and the general security that was damaged. All international agreements are still valid. We hope that all of our good relationships with all countries will continue.”

Reports of restrictions on social media networks in Turkey via Reuters:


Reports of a coup attempt by the military have poured in over social media in the last half hour, and now we have confirmation of a coup attempt allegedly led by the Turkish military without approval from the command structure.

President Erdogan is currently on vacation in Bodrum on the south-west coast of Turkey.

Via AP, warning, do not look at the first reply to this tweet if you can avoid it:

Via Reuters:

Reports on the ground in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, show tanks on the ground and military forces on patrol. There have also been reports of a curfew put in place by the military.

In addition to the tanks and soldiers on the ground in Ankara, Turkey, the above clip also shows a very low flying F-16 above the city.


The Reuters Bureau Chief in Brussel relays a message from the Turkish military that is has “taken over for democratic order” and “human rights to remain.”