All 148 Indian children and 38 officials who are in Turkey for World Schools Sports Meet are safe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. 

Turkey is witnessing violence after an attempted military coup crumbled in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him in which at least 250 people have died.

India has been closely following the developments in Turkey and has advised its nationals to stay indoors until the situation becomes clearer.

The Indian Embassy has also set up emergency helplines to assist Indian nationals in Ankara (+905303142203) and Istanbul (+905305671095). 

The stranded children and officials had made a video appeal for help to Government of India. 

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