According to officials, an attempted coup which started on Friday night is now over while Turkey is undergoing a state of chaos.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim declared that the coup has been “repelled” after crowds answered Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him.

Officials say at least 60 people were killed in an attempted coup that erupted on Friday night after a group of the armed forces attempted to seize power.

Ongoing chaos is reported from the streets of Ankara and Istanbul as armed forces try to repel the military coup.

Erdogan has been flown away from the capital to Istanbul. He has called out to his supporters to take to the streets to support him and stop the coup. He has urged them to remain on the streets until the situation normalizes.

At a hastily arranged news conference, he told reporters that the uprising was an “act of treason”, and those responsible would pay a “heavy price”.