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Turkish President declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

Saturday, July 16, 2016 0:11
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Turkish President declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested –At least 1,000 people in Istanbul and Ankara were hospitalized after night of violence | 16 July 2016 | A violent, chaotic night in Turkey ended with at least 60 people dead following an attempted coup, officials said, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reappearance after hours of uncertainty. While it was unclear whether Erdogan had quashed the uprising, the government was slowly reasserting its authority Saturday morning. At least 754 people were arrested in the attempted coup, state-run Anadolu agency reported, citing the interior ministry. More than 30 senior army officers have been suspended. At least 42 people — mostly police officers — were killed in Ankara in a gunfire exchange with a helicopter near the parliament complex, Turkey's NTV reported, citing the attorney general's office.


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