Hit the TV news folks. Looks like an attempted coup underway in Turkey.
Wonder how this will impact their entry into the E.U. ;-)
published July 15, 2016
A military coup appeared to be underway in Turkey Friday evening as gunshots were reported in the capital, Ankara, and soldiers closed off two key bridges in Istanbul.
Reuters, citing a witness, reported that military jets and helicopters were seen flying overhead in both Ankara and Istanbul.
Turkey’s prime minister, Binali Yildirim, said that a “coup attempt” by factions within the military was in progress and vowed that the country’s security forces would “uphold democracy.”
There were no immediate reports of any casualties and there was no official statement from the Turkish government.
Meanwhile, private broadcaster NTV reported that both bridges across the Bosphorus strait, which separates Europe and Asia, had been closed to traffic.