There are reports of a possible coup in Turkey. It should also be noted that President Erdogan's request for asylum was denied by the Germans, but he's reportedly back in Istanbul now--a sign that the coup won't succeed (possibly).
UPDATE: ABC News confirms a coup is underway.
BREAKING: Turkish PM says attempted coup by some military officers is underway in Turkey.— ABC News (@ABC) July 15, 2016
UPDATE II: Turkish PM says some troops disobeyed orders, and are trying to takeover the government.
Via The Hill, there are reports of a social media blackout, while Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that a contingent of troops disobeyed orders and have tried to takeover the government. Troops have been seen in the capital of Ankara and Isntanbul. Yildirim promises to punish the conspirators.
MORE: Access to Facebook, Twitter and Youtube restricted in Turkey: Internet monitoring groups— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
UPDATE III: It's done. The military says it has taken over the country, with the head of the Turkish Armed Forces being taken hostage.
Official statement from the Turkish Armed Forces says it has taken over the government.— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) July 15, 2016
The Turkish army has taken over the state broadcaster TRT, will make an announcement soon.— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) July 15, 2016
UPDATE IV: Statement could have been representative of the rogue officers, not the entire military
There is a possibility that the statement could be made by a group of rogue military officers, not by the entire military.— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) July 15, 2016
UPDATE: Statement made on behalf of armed forces was not authorized by military command - Turkish presidential source— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
UPDATE V: Via NYT, Turkish PM pushes back against claims that the military has taken over saying, “The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so.”
USA Today added that the location of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is unknown; he was on vacation when this action was executed. So, we have conflicting narratives. The Turkish PM says that the elected government is in control.
#BREAKING Istanbul Prosecutor's Office launches investigation on the coup attempt, orders arrests of military officers with guns in streets— Ragip Soylu (@ragipsoylu) July 15, 2016
Reports: Turkey prime minister reports an attempted military coup as President Erdogan is away on vacation. We'll update as details come in.— NPR (@NPR) July 15, 2016
UPDATE VI: Associated Press, Reuters report that the military has taken over. We have two conflicting views. We'll keep you posted.
Report: Turkish military releases statement, saying armed forces have 'fully seized control' of the country.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 15, 2016
MORE: Turkish military says in statement that military has taken over— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
UPDATE VII: All flights from Ataturk Airport have been cancelled.
UPDATE VIII: Turkish President reportedly safe, as airports close and a curfew is imposed.
MORE: Source in Turkish President Erdogan's office says he is safe— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
MORE: Turkish state broadcaster TRT says curfew declared across country, airports closed— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
UPDATE IX: Martial law has been declared.
MORE: Martial law imposed in Turkey - announcer on state broadcaster TRT— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
UPDATE X: Turkish President tells people to take to the streets.
UPDATE XI: Turkish President is reportedly seeking asylum in Germany.
#BREAKING: US officials tell NBC News that Turkish President Erdogan is reportedly seeking asylum in Germany.— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) July 15, 2016
BREAKING: Turkish prime minister says military action being taken without chain of command— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 15, 2016
Sounds like it's going down for real in Turkey.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) July 15, 2016
#BREAKING Turkish PM Yildirim says there has been "an attempt" and his government won't allow it.— Ragip Soylu (@ragipsoylu) July 15, 2016
DEVELOPING: Turkish media and witness reports: Significant military activity in Istanbul and Ankara.— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 15, 2016