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TURKISH GOVERNMENT: FILIPINOS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS

Filipinos in troubled Turkey were remained safe but reminded this early this Saturday morning to take extra precaution since Turkish government declared martial law amid a brewing coup attempt launched by disgruntled section of the military.


TURKISH GOVERNMENT: FILIPINOS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS
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A dzBB report quoted Foreign Affairs spokesman Assistant Secretary Charles Jose as saying Filipinos are safe, even as pockets of attacks and bursts of gunfire rocked Turkey in a coup try to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan placed Turkey under martial law as of Saturday morning.



Meanwhile, Charles Jose advised Filipinos in the host country to stay at home and avoid going outside and mingling with crowds.

Citing official records, Jose said there are some 3,500 Filipinos in the country.

On the other hand, Agence France-Presse reported that 17 police officers have been killed hours into a coup try the military apposed to Erdogan launched earlier.

It said that the military opened fire on crowds in Istanbul, and AFP photographer saw casualties.

The Turkish government deployed tanks outside the parliament in the capital Ankara, AFP said quoting private Dogan news agency.

In addition, strong blasts were heard in Ankara and jets were continuously flying over the city, it added.

President Erdogan was reported as saying that coup plotters would "not succeed."

Source: GMA News

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