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Reports: Military group attempting coup in Turkey


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Reports: Military group attempting coup in Turkey

Turkishmilitary officials are attempting a takeover of the country, various mediaoutlets reported.

Accordingto news reports, the Atatürk Airportin Istanbul is closed, with traffic halted over two major bridges in the city.The military group has taken control of the state-run television station, whereit disseminated a statement claiming that it had seized control and imposedmartial law. The statement said the group considers all of Turkey'sinternational agreements as still valid.

Reportsalso noted that there have been low-flying military jets over Istanbul and thecapital city of Ankara. Reports include pictures from social media of longlines at ATMs as people try to extract money.

PrimeMinister Binali Yildirim reportedly said there is an uprising from within thearmy but that the elected government is still in power. PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan saidin an online video that the uprising would be stopped.