Field update on Turkey crisis-
Some Turkish officials who support the group Fatah Allah Gholan attempted a coup and tried to control the Military college of the presidency in the Turkey’s capital Ankara.
Yildrim stated in a televised address: What happened is illegitimate and is a coup, and we will not allow such absurdities.
A helicopter shot fire at the Turkish National Intelligence headquarters in Ankara. Protests were reported in Butan island calling for Erdogan to leave his position.
PM: Any disobedience in the army will not be accepted.
Turkish army requested from civilians to stay in their homes.
Lavrov and Kerry have knowledge of the coup in Turkey.
Yildrim: Security forces are now working on responding to the coup perpetrators.
Yildrim: Elected government is still in power.
Turkish Army statement declares control of the country.
Turkish Army: We took control to protect democracy and human rights.
Yildrim: The government will not leave power unless the people say so.
Turkish army seizes control of the media building, and claims capture of the Head of the Turkish Army Operations.
Turkish CNN: Erdogan is in a safe place.