Turkey coup: What we know so far
- •UPDATE: COUP FAILEDErdogan is still in power. Most unrest has been put down. Expecting more details tomorrow.
- •UPDATE: At least 17 people killedTurkish forces have also arrested at least 100 people connected to the coup.
- •UPDATE: Erdogan's hotel was bombed.Shortly after he left his seaside vacation to return to Istanbul.
- •UPDATE: Turkish government announced a curfewPeople are on the streets. There is some fighting and civil unrest. My friend is safe.
- •UPDATE: Mosques are playing Quran recitation in IstanbulFriend is stuck with a cancelled flight. People are out on the street. Mood seems expectant.
- •"Unauthorized military action" = coupTurkish government claims to remain in control, but the military is doing some not-so-under-control things
- •Social media shut downTwitter, Facebook, etc are all blocked. This has happened before.
- •Two bridges in Istanbul are shut downAFP had pictures of Turkish military detaining police officers on the Bosphorus Bridge
- •Tanks at the Istanbul airportAll flights are cancelled.
- •Military aircraft cruising low over Ankara
- •Gunshots heard in Ankara
- •All police called to active duty in Ankara