(CNN)Some Turkish military units have attempted an uprising that will be not allowed to succeed, the country's prime minister said late Friday in a phone interview with Turkish broadcaster A Haber.
The uprising is "an attempt against democracy and the will of the people," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told state news agency Anadolu. "Those who attempted this will pay the heaviest price."
One tweet showed a military jet flying extremely low over the capital Ankara.
A report from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said military-appearing jets had been flying low over the city and Istanbul for about an hour.
Two bridges in Istanbul are closed in one direction by the military. Cars are flowing from the European side of the city to the Asian, but soldiers and military vehicles are blocking the path to the European side.