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    Coup attempt underway in Turkey?

    Oh dear. Just what's not needed right now! More volatility in the region.

    Both of the main bridges in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been closed by security forces, reports say.
    Traffic has been stopped from crossing both the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, but no reasons have been given.]

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe...e=news_central


    I've also seen reports of tanks at Attaturk airport.
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    Live reporting link: SORRY!!! I thought it was live. They get me with their videos every time!

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    Apparently turkeys military says it has taken over.
    No link it's on CBC right now.

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    Turkish military 'takes over power'
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    The Turkish military has issued a statement saying it has taken over power. The statement said it had done so to preserve democratic order, and that the rule of law must remain a priority.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-36811357

    You can follow live developments at the above link.
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    Looks like things are about to change there.
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    According to Turkish media, the military statement said the army had taken action to: "reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for the law and order to be reinstated."

    http://news.sky.com/story/turkish-mi...untry-10503039

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    CBC News Alerts ‏@CBCAlerts 11m11 minutes ago
    Turkey PM, military issue conflicting statements. Army says its in control, PM says gov't in charge. Reports say soldiers, police fighting.
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    CBC News Alerts ‏@CBCAlerts 4m4 minutes ago
    Anatolian News agency reports Turkey's army chief of staff taken hostage in military coup attempt. Army now in control of state-run TV.
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    Turkish Military Says It Has Seized Control From Ankara Government

    http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/turkey/1.731225

    "Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command," Yildirim, the prime minister, said in comments broadcast by private channel NTV. "The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so."
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    Wow, I don't know what to think or how to feel yet. Turkey is probably one of our favorite places to visit. The people have been very warm and the places we've been have been beautiful. The only bad thing about Turkey that I've personally seen, is the pushy salespeople, but that's common in a lot of the countries I've visited.
    It will be interesting to see if the refugee crisis and recent terrorists' attacks in Turkey played a part.

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    Jul 15 2016, 5:17 pm ET

    'Attempt' at Coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Says


    by Phil Helsel and The Associated Press

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

    The Associated Press reported that Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a group in the military engaged in an attempted coup.

    Binali Yildirim told NTV television: "it is correct that there was an attempt" when asked if there was a coup...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/at...r-says-n610531

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    "Turkish state broadcaster TRT has gone off air in the last few minutes, Reuters reports. Earlier, soldiers reportedly took control of its offices and an announcer read out a statement declaring martial law."

    From BBC news feed. BBM.

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    Hearing lots of gunfire live on CNN....
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