Turkey Coup: PM says Military Engaged in ‘Coup Attempt’


turkey coupTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that a group of military forces have engaged in a “coup attempt” against the government.

According to the Associated Press, Yıldırım, who was speaking to the local TV station NTV, said: “It is correct that there was an attempt.” He provided no further details but said Turkey would never allow any “initiative that would interrupt democracy”.

The Guardian reported that “the UN has emailed staff, saying a coup attempt is underway.”

Reuters is also reporting that a statement from the Turkish military confirms they have taken over control of the country.

According to the BBC, Turkey’s top general has been taken hostage at the military HQ.


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