Turkish soldiers are seen on the Asian side of Istanbul, Friday, July 15, 2016. A group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup, the prime minister said, with military jets flying over the capital and reports of vehicles blocking two major bridges in Istanbul. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told NTV television: "it is correct that there was an attempt," when asked if there was a coup.

Turkish Intelligence Knew Military Coup Would Be Carried Out In Advance

The Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement Tuesday it had prior knowledge of a military faction’s coup plot late last week.