The Turkish PM has said a group of the military is involved in an attempted coup, amid reports of jets flying over Ankara.The military has issued a statement claiming it has now seized control. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has called for calm, saying security forces are doing what is necessary to resolve the situation.
Turkish broadcaster NTV is showing footage of tanks at the entrance to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Military vehicles are blocking two bridges in Istanbul, while military jets have been heard flying over the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Some media reports have said ambulances were seen in front of Turkey’s military headquarters. Mr Yildirim has warned that those responsible for this “illegal attempt ” will pay the “highest price.”