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Military Coup Attempt Underway in Turkey

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Turkish Land Forces KFOR soldiers in riot training

Turkish Land Forces KFOR soldiers in riot training. Image: Sgt. Joshua Dodds, 130th Public Affairs Detachment.

The Turkish military claims it has taken over the government and seized all power in the country.

In a statement read on television, Turkish General Staff announced that “Turkish Armed Forces took full control of power.” Earlier in the day, military vehicles, soldiers, and security forces were deployed on the streets of Istanbul and the capital of Ankara. Military jets and helicopters were seen flying over both major cities. Gunfire has been reported in the capital of Ankara. Bridges leading over the Bosphorus out of Istanbul have also been closed. A blast has been heard in Ankara.

According to Turkish TRT, the country is now run by a “peace council” that will ensure the population’s safety.

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