VIDEO: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeals for support via FaceTime
Turkey's displaced President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for support via FaceTime, after being refused the right to land in both Turkey and Germany.
While the exact circumstances of what is happening in Turkey are as of yet unclear, it appears that some members of Turkey's military have staged a coup and taken control of the country's government.
Footage suggests that there has been some gunfire, and the military has seized at least two bridges. All flights to and from Istanbul have also been cancelled, and social media has been blacked out.
Erdogan has spoken to Turkish TV via FaceTime, calling on Turkish people to flood the streets and "show the tanks who is strong", in opposition to the currently imposed curfew.
BREAKING: Turkey's President Erdogan has FaceTime'd into Turkish TV; says the attempted coup will not succeed. pic.twitter.com/fPh5ndXqyJ
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