Anger, protests and bloodshed in coup-hit Istanbul

Turkish solders gather at Taksim Square in Istanbul, on July 16, 2016The scenes were reminiscent of the mass demonstrations three years ago against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was then prime minister. As helicopters flew above and eyes darted nervously upwards, proud Besiktas resident Ali said he did not want his country to suffer the latest in a string of coups since 1960.

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