Thursday 29 September 2016

Fire in residential building in Turkey's Ankara under control -Turkish official

Published 19/07/2016 | 16:40

Tensions are running high in Turkey following last Friday's failed military coup (AP)
Tensions are running high in Turkey following last Friday's failed military coup (AP)

A fire broke out at a residential building in the Turkish capital Ankara but it has been brought under control, a Turkish official said on Tuesday, following reports on social media about a possible explosion.

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Reuters reporters in Ankara could see the fire, which appeared to be in a small building. No loud explosion had been heard in the city, they said.

Tensions are running high in Turkey following last Friday's failed military coup and a series of purges the government has launched in state institutions against those it considers implicated.

Reuters

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