The military has claimed control over the Turkish government and implemented martial law. AP reported that the military released a statement saying that it has ‘fully seized control’ over the country.

The Dogan agency reported that the statement said that the military did this “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.”

The military statement went on to say that “all international agreements and commitments will remain. We pledge that good relations with all world countries will continue.” -AP

Both the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul have been shut down by the military today. The airports have been shut down. Reuters reports gunfire and explosions being heard in the capital.  The Daily Beast is reporting,