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The Turkish government is saying they've regained control!
Erdogan returned to the country and spoke live on TV in Istanbul!
It's going down in Turkey.
A faction of the military is attempting to stage a coup and restore democracy and overthrow the tyrant Erdogan.
Listening to Fox News all their guests supported the coup which made me skeptical of the motives, but on the flip side Obama and Merkel are supporting the despicable Erdogan. Seeing as how they're always on the wrong side of history, the coup is probably for the best.
Both sides are obviously claiming they're winning, it's not clear who actually is.
RT has live coverage as does The Independent, the BBC and CNN.
Live updates will be shared below:
Erdogan is speaking on TV right now.
Via The Independent:
President Erdogan has responded to the coup the very strong terms.More from the Independent:
While the government has said it is gaining the upper hand, reports continue to come in of various violent events. Anadolu Agency is now reporting 12 police officers were injured in a bomb attack on the Turkish National Assembly.Video just showed Erdogan showing himself to hundreds of supporters back at an airport in Turkey, they're saying it signals the government is back in control.
Video of his arrival:
From RT: "Gunshots are heard on live broadcast from CNN Turk studio."
The military reportedly took control of the CNN Turk building, it's still live streaming:
Latest update from the BBC:
An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.Crazy videos:
Bomb goes off in Turkish parliament:
Tanks rolling through the streets: