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Turkey: Ankara parliament building bombed00:14

Turkey: Ankara parliament building bombed

Turkey, Ankara
July 16, 2016 at 05:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Turkish Parliament was reportedly 'bombed from the air,' according to Turkey's state run media, in Ankara on Friday night.

At least 60 people have been killed and 336 arrested in the attempted coup, according to the Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag.

A faction within the Turkish military announced on Friday evening that it was seizing power "to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights." Airports in Istanbul were closed overnight, military forces blocked traffic on several Istanbul's bridges and military jets flew low over Turkey's largest city.

In the capital, the Turkish presidential palace was attacked along with Turkish parliament, while an F-16 jet also reportedly shot down a military helicopter, which was accused of taking part in the coup. Gunfire was also heard around the Interior Ministry.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed on Friday that an attempted coup was underway, but stated that the situation was largely under control and that a no-fly zone had been declared over Ankara. Early on Saturday morning, Turkey closed its border with Bulgaria, after fears mounted that the coup leaders could attempt to flee to Turkey's northern neighbour.

Turkey: Ankara parliament building bombed00:14
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The Turkish Parliament was reportedly 'bombed from the air,' according to Turkey's state run media, in Ankara on Friday night.

At least 60 people have been killed and 336 arrested in the attempted coup, according to the Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag.

A faction within the Turkish military announced on Friday evening that it was seizing power "to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights." Airports in Istanbul were closed overnight, military forces blocked traffic on several Istanbul's bridges and military jets flew low over Turkey's largest city.

In the capital, the Turkish presidential palace was attacked along with Turkish parliament, while an F-16 jet also reportedly shot down a military helicopter, which was accused of taking part in the coup. Gunfire was also heard around the Interior Ministry.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed on Friday that an attempted coup was underway, but stated that the situation was largely under control and that a no-fly zone had been declared over Ankara. Early on Saturday morning, Turkey closed its border with Bulgaria, after fears mounted that the coup leaders could attempt to flee to Turkey's northern neighbour.

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