Turkish holiday resort of Antalya is hit by rockets

Ambulances have been sent to the area

Turkish holiday resort of Antalya is hit by rockets

In this June 2016 file photo, boats wait for tourists in Adrasan in Olympos area, about 100 kilometers west of Antalya, Turkey | Image: Burhan Ozbilici AP/Press Association Images

The southern Turkish holiday resort region of Antalya has been hit in a rocket attack, according to reports.

It is not thought anyone was injured in the incident, CNNTurk said.

The Hurriyet newspaper said three rockets were fired, and they hit a shelter used by fishermen.

It said a tanker moored off shore may have been the intended target.

The province of Antalya is next to the popular tourist areas of Marmaris and Bodrum, and just north of Cyprus.

Hurriyet added that the rockets were fired from a mountainous area near a road linking the city of Antalya and the resort town of Kemer.

Ambulances and special forces police have been sent to the area.

The motive for the attack is unknown, but Turkey has been hit by a spate of deadly attacks by both Islamic State militants and Kurdish rebels.

A failed military coup in the country in July was blamed on followers of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is based in the US.

Antalya is seen as the gateway to Turkey's southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters.