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Turkey coup attempt live updates: Intelligence official claims coup has been 'repelled'


What we know so far:
  • Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a Turkish television network shortly before 1 p.m. Pacific that reports that a coup had been attempted in his country were correct.

  • In an interview with CNN Turk, President Erdogan is reported to have said "I am still president" and has urged Turkish citizens to take to the streets.

  • Military officials claimed they had seized control of the country shortly before 2 p.m.

  • At about 4:40 p.m., Turkey's national intelligence spokesman claimed the coup had been "repelled."

  • At least one state-funded broadcaster went dark after military officials went to its Istanbul headquarters and explosions were reported.

  • A bomb reportedly hit the parliament building in Ankara, and tanks and gunfire have been reported near it.

  • 17 police officers were killed near Ankara after a military helicopter opened fire on their headquarters.

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