In Pictures: Military Coup Rocks Turkey

People demonstrate in front of the Republic Monument at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

What We Know So Far

  • Coup attempt by Turkish military against Erdogan
  • Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister: Coup has failed
  • Erdogan lands in Istanbul, says ‘prepared to die for my country’
  • 17 police ‘killed by military helicopter in Ankara’
  • ‘Total of 42’ casualties in night of chaos
  • All flights in and out of Turkey suspended
  • Low flying jets and gunfire heard in Turkish capital
  • Both of Istanbul’s bridges across the Bosphorus closed

Factions of Turkey’s military said it took control of the country, according to reports, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the Turkish people to resist. Within a few hours the country’s national intelligence spokesperson said the coup attempt had been “repelled.” Read our full report on In this photograph by Isa Terli—Anadolu [email protected], people gather to react against military coup attempt in front of the Turkish Prime Minister’s Manor to support democracy in Tuzla District of Istanbul on July 16, 2016. #turkey #militarycoup

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16 July 2016