The Turkish prime minister said Friday that the country's military has attempted a coup.
"We are focusing on the possibility of an attempt (coup)," stated Prime Minister Binali Yildirim "There was an illegal act by a group within the military that was acting out of the chain of military command. Our people should know that we will not allow any activity that would harm democracy."
The military claims to have "fully seized control" of Turkey in an effort "to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for the law and order to be reinstated."
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reportedly safe, although he has not been seen publicly in about six days.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to the news out of Turkey, saying "I hope there will be stability and peace and continuity within Turkey, but I have nothing to add on what has transpired at this moment."