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Turkey Coup: What We Know So Far

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

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…