04: 18 At least 12 injured
At least 12 people have been injured after the parliament building was hit by two bombs, Anadolu news agency says.
04:16 Turkish President to make an address
TASS – Turkish President will make a special address in the coming hours – Press Secretary
04:10 104 soldiers who attempted the coup in Istanbul identified
Anadolu news reports 104 soldiers who attempted the coup in Istanbul have been identified, some detained.
04:00 Turkey’s state broadcaster back on air
Reuters – Turkey’s state broadcaster, TRT, is back on air.
03:58 Turkey’s PM: Ankara airspace closed, will shoot down aircraft
Turkish Prime Minister has declared a no-fly zone over Ankara, NTV broadcaster reported.
03:43 Turkish parliament hit by bombing
AFP – Turkish parliament in Ankara hit by bombing: state news agency
03:39 Intelligence spokesman says coup attempt “repelled”
AP – Turkish national intelligence spokesman says coup attempt has been “repelled.”
03:33 US voices support to Turkey’s “democratically elected” government
.@JohnKerry: I spoke to FM Cavusoglu & emphasized U.S.’s absolute support for #Turkey’s elected, civilian gov’t & democratic institutions.
— Department of State (@StateDept) July 15, 2016
03:23 UN chief appeals for calm
“The secretary general is closely following developments in Turkey. He is aware of the reports of a coup attempt in the country,” spokesman Farhan Haq says.
03:09 At least 17 police officers killed
At least 17 police officers have been killed at Ankara Special Forces headquarters, Anadolu news agency says.
03:05 Army helicopter downed by Turkish fighter jet
RT – A Turkish fighter jet loayal to the government has reportedly shot down one of the military helicopters hovering over Ankara.
03.01 Military faction ‘struggling to take over streets’ – government official
Insecurity was likely to continue for the next 24 hours, the official added.
02:58 Moscow concerned about events in Turkey
RT – Russia’s presidential spokesman has said Moscow is concerned about the events unfolding in Turkey, adding that the President has been briefed. Vladimir Putin has not spoken to Erdogan yet, he added.
02:48 Soldiers reportedly shooting at protester
Soldiers are reportedly shooting at protesters trying to cross Istanbul’s Bosporus bridge that has been closed since the start of the coup.
02:46 AK Party still in charge, Deputy PM says
BBC – Turkey’s ruling AK Party is still in charge of the government, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says in comments on live television.
02:41 Tanks ‘deployed outside parliament’
The private Turkish Dogan news agency is reporting that the military has deployed tanks outside the parliament building in Ankara, according to AFP.
02:40 Kerry hopes for continuity in Turkey amid coup reports
AP – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes for stability and continuity in Turkey following reports that an attempted military coup is under way in the NATO member state.Kerry, in Moscow for talks on Syria with Russian officials Friday, told reporters he did not have details of the situation rapidly unfolding on the ground in Turkey and said it would be “inappropriate” to comment on developments. But he expressed hope that the key ally and strategically important member of the coalition fighting the Islamic State would remain at peace.
02:25 Reports of clashes in Istanbul’s Taksim Square
BBC – Supporters of President Erdogan turned out to Taksim Square in the centre of Istanbul as reports of the attempted coup emerged.
There have since been reports of clashes there, with some on Twitter saying that gunfire has been heard near the square.
Loud explosion were heard in Turkish capital Ankara,the Associated Press reports.
CNN-Turk says explosion occurred at state-run television building.
The state-run Anadolu news agency said gunshots were heard around Presidential Complex in Ankara, witnesses say military helicopters fired.