Chaos surrounding an attempted military coup continues in Turkey, with both sides claiming victory while conflict continues in the streets.
And in a dramatic new twist, CNN Turk, the local CNN agency, has abruptly gone off air after soldiers entered their building.
CNN Turk anchor reports soldiers have entered their building: “That’s it, we now have to go” https://t.co/1bJiLniozg
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 16, 2016
After troops entered the control room, CNN Turk anchor said on the air, “That’s it, we now have to go.”
And now the studio is being emptied out. A camera was left running, pointed at an empty anchors’ desk.
https://t.co/wyTPkeSS2KSON DAKİKA CNN TÜRK BİNASINA BİR GRUP ASKER GİRDİ Translation: A GROUP Of SOLDIERS ENTERED The BUILDING Of The LAST-MINUTE CNN TURK.
— CNN Türk (@cnnturk) July 16, 2016
At this point, there is no word on whether the soldiers were acting in support of or against the coup. This is truly the fog of war.
We pray for the safety of the people caught up in this dangerously volatile situation.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]