Pro-govt forces back in control of Turkish military headquarters

There were also reports of blasts at parliament building in Ankara.

The Turkish military statement reads: "Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and general security that was damaged".

Officials said early Saturday 60 people have been killed and 754 soldiers detained, with the majority of those killed civilians.

"There is nowhere they have they have proper control. God willing they will be defeated in the remaining areas and those in the air will be brought down", Bozdag said.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party (abbreviation of Turkish initials of Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002, a year after the formation of the AK Party.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed the situation to NTV television around 11 a.m., saying, "It is correct that there was an attempt".

The army's top general and military chief of staff, Hulusi Akar, was reportedly taken hostage by the coup-plotters, but has now been released.

Erdogen said the coup is now over and the government is now in control.

According to CNN, Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has reopened and news channels have begun broadcasting again, after being temporarily shut down by soldiers earlier in the night.

It said the coup attempt was already starting to fray.

"What is being perpetrated is a treason and a rebellion".

Kilic says the military used scare tactics to keep people off the streets.

A tank moves into position as Turkish people attempt to stop them, in Ankara.

At least one army tank and one other military vehicle were at the square.

Turkey's foreign ministry has announced the coup has been "foiled by the Turkish people in unity and solidarity". A nearby mosque made an anti-coup announcement over its loudspeakers.

Offiicials were insisting the attempted coup was falling apart.

During the initial stages, the two bridges across the Bosphorus, which separates Turkey's Asian and European sides, were closed by the military, and shots could be heard on at least one bridge in video of the event. We are in charge and we will continue exercising our powers until the end.

A source at the presidency told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that 13 military officers who had earlier tried to forcibly enter the presidential palace were among those arrested. "People of Turkey will give him a befitting reply", Erdogan said.

In his TV address, Erdogan blamed the attack on Gulen supporters. On Friday, there was another attempt to topple the elected government. Gulen, who lives in exile in Pennsylvania, has frequently been accused by Erdogan of leading conspiracies against the government.

Erdogan's government has drawn criticism and street protests amid accusations of increasing authoritarianism and a crackdown on the opposition and media.

Turkey plays a key role in the US -led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. "Our president and government are in charge".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation called for "calm and restraint" and respect for "Turkey's democratic institutions".

He says coup makers "are a minority within the military".

The reclusive Islamic preacher, who lives in a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains of the USA state of Pensylvania, was immediately accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of being behind the coup attempt.

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