A Massive ‘explosion’ has rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara, just days after the army attempted to carry out a coup

{By Joey Millar}

Smoke rises above Ankara after the explosion
Smoke rises above Ankara after the explosion

A massive ‘explosion’ has rocked the Turkish capital of Ankara, just days after the army attempted to carry out a coup.

However, despite fears of a bomb attack, officials have confirmed the smoke was caused by a fire in an apartment complex.

One Twitter user said: “Terrible fumes here.”

Turkey has been subjected to several terror attacks in recent months, both in Ankara and Istanbul.

Last Friday, the Turkish army failed in an attempt to oust president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Since then, Mr Erdogan has arrested or fired thousands of people involved in the country’s judiciary, military, education system and government.

At least 290 people were killed and more than 1,000 injuried in last Friday’s failed coup d’eta. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.