Obama backs Turkey government as coup unfolds

Turkish internal security officers pass a Turkish soldier on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, during a security shutdown of the Bosphorus BridgeUS President Barack Obama on Friday urged all parties in Turkey to back the “democratically-elected” government, a clear denunciation of troops who launched a coup that has rocked the country. Erdogan, speaking from what a presidential source said was a secure location, urged the population to resist the coup.

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