TURKEY MILITARY COUP BID FAILS, 62 KILLED

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The attempted coup in Turkey on Friday by the country’s military may have failed following the massive response of the citizens to the call by President Tayyip Erdogan to take to the streets and support him. Erdogan, who had been holidaying on the south-west coast of the country when the coup was launched by a faction in the armed forces, flew into the capital, Istanbul before dawn on Saturday and was shown on TV appearing among a crowd of supporters outside Ataturk Airport.

However sixty-two people, including seventeen police officers, have been reported killed in the Ankara during the attempted coup according to a Senior Turkish official.

Turkey’s Military said on Friday that it had seized power, but the Prime Minister said the attempted coup would be put down.

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