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Saturday 13 of April 2024

Turkish Military in Attempted Coup, Prime Minister Says


Police officers stand guard near the Turkish military headquarters in Ankara,photo: Reuters/Tumay Berkin
Police officers stand guard near the Turkish military headquarters in Ankara,photo: Reuters/Tumay Berkin
Military vehicles were seen to block bridges in Istanbul during confusion in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s prime minister says a group within Turkey’s military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup.

Binali Yildirim told NTV television: “It is correct that there was an attempt.”

Yildirim didn’t provide details, but said Turkey would never allow any “initiative that would interrupt democracy.”

Earlier, military jets were heard flying over the capital, Ankara.

Media reports said ambulances were seen in front of the Turkey’s military headquarters.