Fighting reported in Ankara as Erdogan urges resistance to coup

Fighting has broken out in Ankara amid reports of a military coup in Turkey, with tanks on the streets, according to reports from CNN Turk and witnesses on the ground.

A Turkish government official said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in a "secure location," without offering further details.

In a phone call to CNN Turk, Erdogan said he remains the president of the country and the head of the army. He called for the people to take to the streets against the coup.

A military statement read by an anchorwoman on state broadcaster TRT said a curfew has been imposed on all of Turkey until further notice for people's safety.

People taking to streets to support Erdogan against coup

Groups of people were taking to the streets of Istanbul in various quarters marching against the coup and supporting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shouting "Allah akbar." 

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