04:55 GMT07 March 2021
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    1516
    Subscribe

    Video captured in Turkey shows intense clashes between unknown forces.

    Video that appeared on social media allegedly shows an intense firefight between unknown forces in the Turkish capital Ankara. Earlier in the day, in an apparent coup attempt, the Turkish military claimed it had seized power from the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Another video shows tanks rolling through Istanbul.

    "Turkish Armed Forces took full control of power," the General Staff said in a statement broadcast earlier on state television.

    The government maintains it is still in control.

    There is very little evidence of what is happening the country since social media services Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were shut down inside Turkey earlier in the day.

    Related:

    No Russians Hurt Amid Coup Attempt in Turkey – Foreign Ministry
    Horror in Turkey as F-16 Shoots Down Helicopter, Forces Massacre Civilians
    Social Media Shutdown in Turkey During Military Coup
    Tags:
    military coup, Turkey
    Community standardsDiscussion