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CNN Türk staffers abandoned their studio, but remained on the air, as soldiers took over the building as journalists resisted—leading to fights and at least one shooting, audio of which came across the news outlet’s airwaves.
The first eight minutes or so of the evacuation go smoothly, until an altercation erupts and carries on for several minutes with people screaming; it’s unclear where in the building the microphones are that CNN Türk is patching into its broadcast feed.
Breaking: Senior Turkey official says one journalist reported shot in takeover of @CNNTurk by coup plotters. Journalists' phones seized.— Borzou Daragahi (@borzou) July 16, 2016
CNN Turk someone got to a mic, "our friends are trying to understand what's going on. A fight is in progress " pic.twitter.com/Drq7a6zvaK— Seref Isler (@seref_i) July 16, 2016
Gunfire on CNN Turk broadcast :(( loud voices of confrontation— Ziya Meral (@Ziya_Meral) July 16, 2016
UPDATE (9:57pm): CNN Türk is reportedly back on the air.
CNN Turk journalist shows the jacket of a spent round from the shots fired earlier at the studio. pic.twitter.com/DETVFE4XWR— reported.ly (@reportedly) July 16, 2016
CNN now reporting that their Turkish colleagues have been let back in the building— Jon Campbell (@j0ncampbell) July 16, 2016
The network also tweeted for the first time since the studio was evacuated, reporting explosions at Turkish parliament:
UPDATE Explosions rock Turkish parliament, smoke seen,helicopter hits the GA room.PM orders jets from Eskişehir base to destroy the chopper.— CNN Türk ENG (@CNNTURK_ENG) July 16, 2016
This is a breaking news post. We will update it as additional information is confirmed.