Canada’s foreign affairs minister is urging calm in Turkey amid reports of a coup attempt by that country’s military.
Stephane Dion’s office is urging “calm, order, safety of all people in Turkey.”
The federal government is offering consular assistance to Canadians in Turkey if it’s needed.
The government is advising Canadians to remain indoors and monitor local media reports.
Turkey’s president has urged citizens to take to the streets in a show of support for the government after the military said it seized full control of the country.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the actions by the military “an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces.”
Earlier a military statement read on state television said the armed forces seized power, citing rising autocratic rule, increased terrorism.