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Istanbul - Helicopter Opens Fire In Turkey's Ankara As Explosion Heard: Witnesses

Published on: July 15, 2016 06:20 PM
By: Reuters 
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Turkish military stand guard near the the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2016.   REUTERS/Murad SezerTurkish military stand guard near the the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Istanbul -  A military helicopter opened fire over the Turkish capital Ankara, a Reuters witness said, as witnesses heard an explosion in the capital after the military announced that it had launched a coup to take over the government.

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The military earlier said in a statement it was taking control of the government in order to return it to democracy. President Tayyip Erdogan and government officials have said the coup lacks broad support within the military. Erdogan has called on his supporters to take to the streets in defiance.



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 Jul 15, 2016 at 09:39 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

There is no excuse for casualties in a coup. A professional job is fast, smooth and bloodless.

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