Reports of a successful military coup in Turkey

An attempted coup is being staged in Turkey as the military claims it has seized control of the country.

In the last hour gunfire was reported in the Turkish capital Ankara as military jets were seen flying overhead.

At the same time it has been reported that Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge have been closed.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said those responsible for what he described as an attempted coup by a faction within the military would pay the highest price.

He says they would not be allowed to do anything to interrupt democracy

Washington Post and all other news sources are tracking the coup

The Turkish military has launched a coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish officials and the country’s armed forces said Friday, in a stunning move that could plunge Turkey into further turmoil.

CNN Turk, the network’s Turkish-language channel, reported Friday that soldiers had deployed to Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and that all flights had been cancelled.

SOURCES- Mirror UK, Washington Post