On Friday, July 15th 2016, a contingent of the Turkish armed forces attempted to overthrow the elected government of Turkey. I was in Istanbul at the time, and this is my recollection of what happened throughout the night.
That evening, military forces broke into the broadcasting room of TRT News and handed the anchorwoman a document, which they forced her to read on-air.
“The Turkish Armed Forces have taken over control in order to restore constitutional order, democracy, maintain human rights and freedom. The political administration has lost all legitimacy has been forced to withdraw.”
She then concluded the broadcast by declaring the imposition of martial law, with a curfew in effect until further notice.