Coup in Turkey:
Turkish army seizes power from government | 7/15/2016 | Staff
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The Turkish military announced on Friday night that it had taken over power from the government “in the name of democratic order”.

"The power in the country has been seized in its entirety," said the military statement read on local NTV. And quoted by Sky News.

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An announcer on Turkey's state broadcaster TRT subsequently read out a live statement, reportedly on the orders of the military, saying the country is now being run by a "peace council".

According to Sky News, state TV has been stormed by the military and staff have been asked to hand in their mobile phones.

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A Turkish state news agency reported that a top general is among several people being "held hostage" at the military headquarters in Ankara.

As well, NTV showed footage of tanks at the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport. It reported that all flights have been cancelled in and out of the airport.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the coup late Friday night, saying the coup was "an attempt at an uprising by a minority within our armed forces".

Erdogan, whose whereabouts are unknown and who was speaking to CNN Turk by cellphone, called on people to take to the streets, saying, "We will overcome this."

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"I have never recognized any power above the will of the people",” he added.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said a group within Turkey's military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to "do what is necessary".


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