- Turkish troops have launched a military coup according to the government with helicopters firing on capital Ankara
- Turkish PM Binali Yildirim told reporters: ‘We will not allow this attempt’ although the military said they are in control
- Explosions and gunfire have been reported in several locations with fast attack jets patrolling over the skies
- The Turkish military claimed they have taken power in order to protect the civil rights of the population
- President Recep Erdogan has used ‘FaceTime’ to call on the population to take to the streets to oppose the coup
Turkish military has killed 17 police officers in the first reported fatalities in the army’s bid to overthrow the Islamic government of Recep Erdogan.
The state-run Anadolu agency said the victims died at the special forces headquarters in Ankara.
Earlier there were reports that he building had been attacked by helicopters.
Elsewhere troops have opened fire on civilians attempting to cross the river Bosporus in Istanbul in protest to the military coup.
Soldiers seized strategic locations across Istanbul and Ankara in an effort to overthrow the Islamic president Recep Erdogan.
Also, a bomb has hit the parliament building according to the state’s press agency as the security situation in the country becomes more perilous.