Shots fired in Turkey military coup

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 18:54:40-04

(CNN) — Shots have been fired and explosions have been heard in the capital of Turkey as a coup continues, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Martial law and a curfew have been imposed in the country. All flights at Istanbul Ataturk Airport have been suspended. The U.S. Embassy said in a statement: “We urge U.S. citizens to contact family and friends to let them know you are safe. We have seen reports that social media is blocked … We encourage U.S. citizens to shelter in place and do not go the U.S. Embassy or Consulates at this time.”

From CNN’s Nimet Kirac in Ankara