ISTANBUL (Web desk) – Gen. Umit Dundar, Commander of the First Army, has been appointed as acting Chief of General Staff, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on local news channel.
A chaotic night began late Friday with reports of soldiers trying to wrestle control of bridges and key functions in major cities, and turned into a nightmare when army helicopters began airstrikes and shelled key locations in the capital, Ankara.
Airborne shelling at several locations including the ruling AK Party headquarters, the presidential complex and the General Staff have been reported.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim later announced a no-fly zone has been enforced above Ankara, adding that army commanders, including Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar, are on duty and working to stop the illegal military action.
According to multiple media reports, the situation is under control in Turkey.