Earlier this evening both Bosphrous bridges were shut down to incoming traffic towards the European side by military forces, including tanks and heavy armored vehicles. Users shared their anxiety and fear via Tweets and just about the same moment, reports from the capitol Ankara came in about fighter jets flying low.
PM Binali Yildirim said this was an attempted take over and said this attempt will not be allowed and everyone involved will be prosecuted harshly.
Istanbul Chief Prosecution office immediately took legal action.
UPDATE: There are rumors of violent clash, gunfire and even smoke rising from the Presidential Palace! Read the full story below. President Erdogan said the people will overcome this.