The Turkish military attempted a coup on Friday night, blocking key bridges, taking over a major TV station, and scrambling fighter jets.
As of Saturday morning (GMT), the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was away from the capital when events unfolded, denounced the coup attempt as an "act of treason" and insisted his government remains in charge.
As global tensions continue to rise, many have been making the same joke about Boris Johnson's new job as foreign secretary. Soon after Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, announced the former London mayor had been given one of the top ministerial jobs, the world looked an increasingly unsettling place.
A day before the Turkish military action, yet another tragic terrorist attempt took place in Nice.