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Scenes of Chaos, Anger During Attempted Turkey Coup
There was an angry backlash after elements of the military staged a coup in Turkey, trying to seize power with tanks and aircraft.
Moments after soldiers sundered, civilians gathered on top of abandoned tanks.
After elements of the military shut down bridges in Istanbul with tanks, shut down a state-controlled television station and attempted to seize power, President Tayyip Erdogan defiantly urged people to take to the streets in a show of support for the government.
Supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan protest in front of soldiers in Istanbul's Taksim square early on July 16.
Turkey's military staged a coup late Friday, taking over a government television channel and imposing martial law with tanks on the streets of Istanbul.
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