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Explosion heard in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport

Türkiye Materials 16 July 2016 05:08 (UTC +04:00)
Explosion heard in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport
Explosion heard in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport

Explosion heard in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Anadolu news agency reported.

According to the newspaper the cause of the explosion is still unknown.

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, Anadolu reported

Bombs struck near the Turkish Grand Assembly, witnesses said.

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.

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