Turkish army take over state TV, impose martial law

A Turkish military stands guard near the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2016. © Murad Sezer

The Turkish military have reportedly broken into the headquarters of state broadcaster TRT. Photos posted on social media show soldiers inside the offices.

After seizing the channel, Turkish Armed Forces broadcast a statement declaring martial law and announcing that they had“completely taken over the administration” with the aim of “reinstat[ing] constitutional order, human rights and freedoms.”

 

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