Saturday, July 16 2016 00:11 EEST
Attempt of military coup in Turkey, Turkish prime minister calls for calm
Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara, military coup, Erdogan, attempt, security forces, military, army, politics , armed forces

Turkish prime minister says attempted coup underway

A group within Turkey's military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to 'do what is necessary', Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, Reuters reports.

'Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command,' Yildirim 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.'

latest news