A sectional group of the Turkish armed Forces officially declared a take over and martial law in a bid to restore democracy in the Country.
Three bombs were thrown outside the Parliament building in Ankara as reported by the Parliament.
However, President Erdogan in a phone conversation to broadcaster CNN Turk on Friday said he remained the president of the country and the head of the army and called for people to take to the streets against the coup.
There has been reports of gunfire, explosions in major cities, and police deaths.
"We will overcome this," Erdogan said, speaking on a video call to a mobile phone held up to the camera by a presenter. He called on his followers to take to the streets to defend his government and said the coup plotters would pay a heavy price.
An official said Erdogan was speaking from Marmaris on the Turkish coast where he was on holiday. Erdogan said he would swiftly return to Ankara.