Live stream of news here. --Parliament building has been hit by rockets. --Civilians have taken to the streets in the thousands both in support of the government and the military coup. --Members of parliament is going into a bunker; reports of injuries piling up. --US, Germany, Qatar, and other governments condemning the coup. --Military has declared martial law and has issued a curfew for civilians to stay indoors. Thousands have refused and are surrounding military vehicles to impede their progress. Why should you care?: Aside from thousands of potential civilian fatalities? Turkey is one of our* biggest allies in the middle east, and is one of the only islamic-dominated countries that acts as a democracy. That's a big damn deal, for a lot of reasons. *"Our" as in "First World Democracies" generally. Point is, like or hate them, they're in a shitty situation right now, and a little empathy afforded their way couldn't hurt. At least to the civilians.