IN PHOTOS: Turkey military coup

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IN PHOTOS: Turkey military coup

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Both soldiers and supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take to the streets. Here's the situation in Turkey, in pictures.
 
MANILA, Philippines – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed that a coup was underway in Turkey on Saturday, July 16, as soldiers took to the streets of Ankara and Istanbul.

The Turkish military said the coup was launched to restore “constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms and let the supremacy of the law in the country prevail, to restore order which was disrupted.”

Gunshots were heard in Ankara as military jets and helicopters hovered overhead. The Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were also reported closed. People took to the streets in support of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

The European Union, meanwhile, has called for “restraint and respect for democratic institutions” in Turkey. Here’s the latest in pictures:

PEOPLE POWER. People occupy a tank in Istanbul on July 2016. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA
HANDS UP. A man approaches Turkish military with his hands up at the entrance to the partially shut down Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Gurcan/AFP

BLOCKED. Turkish military control a road in Istanbul on July 16, 2016, after Turkish troops launched a coup. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

ON GUARD. Turkish soldiers stand guard at the Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA
FOR ERDOGAN. Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan shout slogans at the Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA
ARREST. Turkish police arrest soldiers at the Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photo by Sedat Suna EPA

FIRST AID. People attend to a wounded person in Ankara. Photo by EPA

UNDER CONTROL. A man takes a selfie in front of a Turkish army tank in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Tolga Bozuglu/EPA

MORE ARREST. Turkish police arrest soldiers at the Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photo by Tolga Bozuglu/EPA

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