Late Friday / early Saturday: Details and reliable information is sketchy but news is leaking out that a large contingent of Turkey's military have taken over the country. The airport in Istanbul has been shut down. The bridge over the Bosphorus has been shut down.
CNN reported that their broadcaster had soldiers enter their studio and shut down live broadcasting.
President Recip Tayyip Erdogan is reported to be out of the capital city of Ankara on vacation in the city of Marmaris. PM Binal Yildirim spoke to the public saying that the situation was under control and that the movement was by a few plotters.
The plotters are reported to have killed policemen and television employees.
The plotters killed 17 policemen in an attack on the Gölbaşı Special Forces Department headquarters in the Turkish capital of Ankara, according to the Istanbul governor. Hurriyet Daily News
Explosions have been reported in Ankara, attacking the parliament buildings. MPs are reportedly hiding in shelters.
Some protesters have been met with violence.
The military cabal that calls themselves the Peace in the Country Council has imposed a curfew and has been flying helicopters over the major cities. Military rule is effect.
Later Saturday morning:
There are reports the coup has failed. 90 people are reportedly dead and 1,000 injured.
President Erdogan from a safe hideout in Marmaris appealed to his people to get out onto the streets in spite of a Military curfew.
The people responded.
This morning footage is circulating of the various military pesonnel being taken into police custody.
They face tough sentences.
The coup was not a full all out military event but it adds to instability in the region.
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