Military Coup Underway in Turkey, Says Country's Prime Minister

The Israeli news organization Haaretz is reporting that a military coup is currently underway in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. This is a developing story.

July 3, 2016 — The new presidential palace of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Background, R), a new mosque inside the palace complex (Background, L)(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Israeli news organization Haaretz is reporting that a military coup is currently underway in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. This is a developing story. Local media have reported military jets and helicopters flying low over Ankara, and tanks in the streets.


The New York Times is reporting that Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in comments broadcast on NTV, a private television channel: “Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command. The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so.”

Turkish soldiers block both bridges on the Bosphorus in Istanbul and jets flying low in Ankara. Reason not clear yet pic.twitter.com/tMG7KKYvGh

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