“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,” the military said in a statement. “All international agreements are still valid. We hope that all of our good relationships with all countries will continue.”

The above snip from the RT article Turkish Military Declares Takeover of Country, Top Officials Reportedly Taken Hostage.

Tanks have been posted outside Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport and in other locations in the city. President Obama has been briefed by national security team on attempted coup in Turkey.

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Turkish Military Claims to Have Taken Over

Guardian Live Feed

The Guardian has a Live Feed of the Turkey Coup Attempt.

President Erdoğan tells nation ‘we will overcome this’ President Erdogan called on Turks to take to the streets in a surreal interview with CNN Türk, in which he was forced to speak to the network via a mobile phone and FaceTime.

The president was speaking from an undisclosed location, and NBC News, citing an anonymous US military source, said that his plane had been refused landing rights in Istanbul.

Telegraph Live Feed

The Telegraph Live Feed reports “military attempt to seize power from Erdogan as low flying jets and gunfire heard in Ankara and bridges across Bosphorus in Istanbul closed”. The Turkish parliament building is surrounded by tanks. AP reports Erdogan at a secure undisclosed location.

  • Coup attempt by Turkish military against Erdogan
  • PM Yildirim: Nothing will harm Turkish democracy
  • All flights in and out of Turkey suspended
  • Low flying jets and gunfire heard in Turkish capital
  • Both of Istanbul’s bridges across the Bosphorus closed

Turkish Police Caught in Middle of War Between Erdoğan and Former Ally Gülen

The Guardian reports Turkish Police Caught in Middle of War Between Erdoğan and Former Ally Gülen.

The above link provided insights into the Gülen Movement allegedly behind the coup.

Erdogan Supporters Take to the Streets

Mike “Mish” Shedlock