Reports have surfaced from Turkey that a military coup is underway.
— Patrick Megahan (@PatMegahan) July 15, 2016
Videos of tanks rolling through streets have made their way to Twitter:
İSTANBUL-BAYRAMPAŞA ŞUAN pic.twitter.com/AhjuOTA5Kl
— HZ. ENES (@gecmisiolmayann) July 15, 2016
And bridges are being shut down by the military.
Lots of delays at a key Turkish airport.
— Suhail AlGhazi (@putintintin1) July 15, 2016
And jets flying over the city.
— Marina Lourenço (@lourenco_marina) July 15, 2016
These rumors have recently been confirmed by the nation’s Prime Minister.
Update – Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim says those responsible for what appears to be an attempted coup "will pay the highest price"
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) July 15, 2016
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, avoiding the word “coup,” has said there was an “illegal seizure of power” and that military action was “being taken without the chain of command.”
Turkish PM confirms a coup attempt from within the military in Turkey
— Cansu Çamlıbel (@cansucamlibel) July 15, 2016
The nation of Turkey is, unfortunately, no stranger to military intervention into the civilian government.
Regardless, this is supremely concerning to the people in Turkey.
According to the military, they now have control over the government. This has not yet been confirmed. Some people on Twitter claim that government officials have been arrested by the military.
— Nadia Suleman (@NadiaSuleman) July 15, 2016