Turkish parliament being evacuated (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 18 July 2016 16:45 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 16:10)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 18


Turkey’s parliament is being evacuated as information was spread about an attack on the building, RIA Novosti quoted Turkish MP Ziya Pir as saying July 18.

“We were informed about an attack…the parliament is being evacuated,” MP from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, Ziya Pir tweeted.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country.

Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Over 200 people have been killed in Turkey as a result of the coup attempt.