By Andrew Kramer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Can Boluk is a University of the Arts student. He’s been living in Philadelphia for three years, but was born and raised in Istanbul.

“The house where my parents live is actually 15 minutes away from the airport,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

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With everything happening there now, he’s concerned for his family…

“I just called my parents, they’re safe right now.”

…and his country…

“I’m worried about the civil war because it’s a really big deal to have a military coup.”

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People take over a tank near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Istanbul's bridges across the Bosphorus, the strait separating the European and Asian sides of the city, have been closed to traffic. Turkish military forces on July 16 opened fire on crowds gathered in Istanbul following a coup attempt, causing casualties, an AFP photographer said. The soldiers opened fire on grounds around the first bridge across the Bosphorus dividing Europe and Asia, said the photographer, who saw wounded people being taken to ambulances. / AFP / GURCAN OZTURK (Photo credit should read GURCAN OZTURK/AFP/Getty Images)

People take over a tank near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul. (Credit: GURCAN OZTURK/AFP/Getty Images)

In fact, he says he fears the worst when it comes to his country:

“This is not just going to bring the president down, this is going to bring the Republic of Turkey down in the world’s eyes.”

While he knew the situation wasn’t great, he never thought it would escalate to this:

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“This is so chaotic, so old school, it doesn’t make sense to me in the 21st century.”