Erdogan's comments follow a night of chaos in Turkey. A bomb reportedly hit the country's parliamentary building, and gunfire and explosions have rocked Ankara and Istanbul. Several agencies report at least 42 people have been killed around the country.
Military rebels took over multiple media outlets to announce they'd seized control from the government and were declaring martial law. Turkey's military has intervened several times to overthrow past regimes.
Government officials have blamed a small faction within the military for the coup attempt and say they still have the country under control. Protesters flooded the streets at Erdogan's urging to denounce the attempted takeover.