At least 290 are killed in long night of violence
Turkish PM: Attempted coup "a stain on democracy"
Forces loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quashed a coup attempt by some members of the military that began Friday evening and devolved into turmoil and violence.
At least 290 died and more than 1,400 were wounded, according to Turkey’s Foreign Ministry. Around 6,000 people have been detained so far.
Here’s what happened, and when (all times Turkish local time):
Suddenly, chaos, confusion
Turkey, Friday night: Tanks roll onto the streets of the capital, Ankara, and Istanbul. Who ordered them there is unclear.
Uniformed soldiers block the famous Bosphorus Bridge connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Cars flow from the European side to the Asian side, but soldiers and military vehicles block the path to the European side.
Some 300 people gather in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, some waving Turkish flags. Army tanks and a military vehicle sit at the square.
Video and photos on social media show large crowds marching through the streets, some taunting soldiers as Turkish military fire guns in the air.
Gunfire rings out as a confused nation watches.
Social media falls silent
Friday, 10:50 p.m.: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube experience interruptions or outages in Turkey.