IN PHOTOS: Turkey military coup

The Turkish military said the coup was launched to restore “constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms and let the supremacy of the law in the country prevail, to restore order which was disrupted.”

Gunshots were heard in Ankara as military jets and helicopters hovered overhead. The Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were also reported closed. People took to the streets in support of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

The European Union, meanwhile, has called for “restraint and respect for democratic institutions” in Turkey. Here's the latest in pictures:

BLOCKED. Turkish military control a road in Istanbul on July 16, 2016, after Turkish troops launched a coup. Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

BLOCKED. Turkish military control a road in Istanbul on July 16, 2016, after Turkish troops launched a coup.

Photo by Gurcan Ozturk/AFP

FIRST AID. People attend to a wounded person in Ankara. Photo by EPA

FIRST AID. People attend to a wounded person in Ankara.

Photo by EPA

UNDER CONTROL. A man takes a selfie in front of a Turkish army tank in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Photo by Tolga Bozuglu/EPA

UNDER CONTROL. A man takes a selfie in front of a Turkish army tank in Istanbul on July 16, 2016.

Photo by Tolga Bozuglu/EPA

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