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Turkey Coup Update Airspace closed to civilian flights - Anadolu

The closure of the airspace, in a region near Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria, comes after an attempted coup launched by a faction within Turkey's military.

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Turkey Coup Update

(UK Telegraph )

The airspace over Turkey's northwestern Marmara region has been closed to civilian flights until 1805 GMT, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Saturday, citing information from aviation authorities.

The closure of the airspace, in a region near Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria, comes after an attempted coup launched by a faction within Turkey's military.

Reports also say the government has the coup situation "90 percent under control", although some military commanders are still being held hostage by the plotters, EU Minister Omer Celik said on Saturday.

Celik's comments were broadcast live on private channel NTV. A faction within Turkey's armed forces tried to topple the government overnight using tanks and attack helicopters but they were stopped as people flooded onto the streets in support of President Tayyip Erdogan.

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