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#TurkeyCoupAttempt: 60 killed & 754 Detained in Military Uprising branded “treason” by President Erdogan



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On Friday, a faction of the Turkish military- branded as the “Peace at Home Movement”, launched a coup attempt aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

The coup leaders, who claim to speak for the entire Turkish Armed Forces, said they have done so in the name of protecting democracy — despite the fact that Erdogan and his party were democratically elected. “Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedom,” the statement said.

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Since the fight broke out, the state-run news agency Andalou agency reports that Turkish authorities have detained 754 members of the armed forces after the coup attempt that used tanks and attack helicopters to try to overthrow the government. They also report that an official in the president’s office has put the number of people illed at 60 people.

In his presidential address, Erdogan had repeatedly urged his supporters to take to the streets to help put down the coup attempt, which he said had been carried out by a faction of the armed forces loyal to his arch foe, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Some attacked a group of pro-coup soldiers who had surrendered on an Istanbul bridge before police intervened to rescue them.

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Despite all these, via an email from the Turkish military General Staff’s media office address, the pro-coup faction said it was determinedly still fighting.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Gokhan Tan/ Defne Karadeniz


  1. ElessarisElendil

    July 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Turks are hardcore. President order Nigerians………..take to the streets……….for where!!!

  2. Nojeen cutest

    July 16, 2016 at 8:24 am

    May God help the world…Terror everywhere

  3. Abuja Bored Girl

    July 16, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Sings of the end time.

  4. joor

    July 16, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Death Death Death. Has human life lost its value? In other news, Am so sad, I lost my Great grand ma. DarrisGod o..

  5. Prince

    July 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    God will surely help help. What power will cause.

  6. lacey

    July 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Na lie no coup happened! This man wants to promote the radical Islam agenda! He wants to ensure all secular military officers are killed! satan needs to act fast! he is the father of the Children of the Bond Woman! he is sending people to hell fast,as he knows his time is very short! If you have not given your life to Christ,now is the time!

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