'I heard explosions and gunshots in Marmaris'
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A British tourist said he was woken by "loud explosion" in the Turkish resort of Marmaris.

A British tourist told 5 live Breakfast he was woken by a "very loud explosion" in the Turkish resort of Marmaris last night, as members of the Turkish military attempted to stage a coup.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been on holiday in the resort, but had reportedly left by the time the shots were fired.

"We heard helicopters over head and machine gun fire," said Mike, who was at the resort with his fiancee. "We obviously didn't want to rush to the windows to look outside."

Forces loyal to Turkey's government appear to have quashed the coup. 90 people are reported to have died after gunfire was also heard in Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

  • 16 Jul 2016
  • From the section World