The United States has called on all parties in Turkey to support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt by the military – with other world leaders expressing concern about the upheaval in the Nato member country.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone and gave their support to Mr Erdogan. They are in agreement of the fact that that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed. What is truly sad is that the situation has remain unchanged even when there have been numerous reports of violence.
Neighboring countries such as Greece and Moscow have expressed their concerns in their own ways. Greece has asked its armed forces and police to hold emergency meetings in Athens to monitor developments.
Most importantly, the country has the backing of United Nations. The United Nations is also trying to clarify the situation. "The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Turkey. He is aware of the reports of a coup attempt in the country,” spokesman Farhan Haq said."The United Nations is seeking to clarify the situation on the ground and appeals for calm."