'Stay indoors': British tourists trapped in Turkey and ordered to take shelter as hundreds of flights are cancelled as military seize control of streets in coup 

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British tourists in Turkey have been ordered to stay away from public places and remain vigilant after the military coup in the country.

Flights out of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport have been suspended while flights bound for Turkey are being diverted to other nearby countries or are returning to their origin.

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There are reports the military have blocked access to Ataturk Airport.

A British Airways flight to Istanbul has diverted to Sofia, Bulgaria, and a Lufthansa flight to Istanbul is returning to its origin in Frankfurt, company spokeswomen told Reuters.

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said all US inbound flights from Istanbul that were in the air prior to the airport's closing would be allowed to land in the United States as planned.

Turkish Airlines and other carriers did not immediately comment.

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Qatar Airways said all airport in Turkey remained closed and passengers travelling on flights to Turkey were advised to check their flight status.

Russian airline Aeroflot has also reportedly announced it had cancelled all flights to Turkey.

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Saudi Airlines said: 'Due to current situations in, all SAUDIA are suspended until further notice.'

Airports around the world are advising passengers to contact their airlines to find out about their flights.

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'If you're due to fly to Turkey imminently, it's best if you check directly with you airline for information on flights,' London's Gatwick Airport tweeted.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted: 'Very concerned by events unfolding in. Our Embassy is monitoring the situation closely. Brits should follow FCO website for advice.'

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office tonight said it was aware of the developments but was still 'urgently' seeking more information from on the ground.

'We are aware of the current developments in Turkey,' the FCO's updated travel advice said.

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'We are urgently seeking more information.

'Until the situation becomes clearer, we advise you to avoid public places and remain vigilant.'

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