Turkey Coup: What We Know So Far

Military forces have reportedly fired on or around citizens in attempt to seize control of the country

Last Updated: July 15, 2016 @ 4:57 PM

As Turkish military forces attempt to overthrow Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, the president remains in hiding, here is what we know so far:

- Turkey’s armed forces have announced declared martial law, instituting a nationwide curfew

- Erdogan’s location is unknown, but he has provided interviews to several news agencies — one via FaceTime — calling on citizens to take to the streets in resistance

- The military has reportedly fired on citizens to prevent passage across Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge

- Tanks have been deployed throughout Istanbul, with one reportedly having been seized by pro-Erdogan protestors

- AP reports 17 Turkish offers have been killed in a helicopter attack on police special forces headquarters outside Ankara

- Reuters quotes a Turkish army commander as saying forces “represent a small group” and “there is no cause for concern”

- The parliament building in Ankara has been bombed, according to state-run network Anadolu Agency

More to come…