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Attempted coup in Turkey: what we know so far

The Turkish military clashed with civilians at the entrance to the Bosphorus Bridge in IstanbulA Turkish army faction backed by tanks and fighter jets launched a coup attempt overnight against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a bid top officials said they had foiled by Saturday. Erdogan put the blame for the coup on supporters of his arch-foe, US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose Hizmet movement has a powerful presence in Turkish society, including the media, police and judiciary. Gulen denied being behind the coup attempt and condemned it “in the strongest terms”.

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