Reports: Syrian regime areas celebrate attempted coup in Turkey

Celebratory gunfire and fireworks filled the skies in Syrian areas under the control of president Bashar al-Assad as news circulated that the Turkish military was attempting to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, eyewitnesses in Damascus tell dpa.

Erdogan has backed the Syrian uprising against al-Assad's regime  since it started in 2011.

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Erdogan calls for people to take to the streets against military coup

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call to broadcaster CNN Turk says he remains the president of the country and the head of the army and calls for the people to take to the streets against the coup.

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Last update: Sat, 16/07/2016 - 00:38

Turkish official: Group within army attempting to overthrow democracy

The Turkish military announced late Friday that it was seizing power in Turkey to restore order, according to a statement carried by the Dogan news agency.

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Last update: Sat, 16/07/2016 - 00:05

Military, with large deployment, announces takeover in Turkey

The Turkish military announced late Friday that it was seizing power in Turkey to restore order, according to a statement carried by the Dogan news agency, while political leaders denied there was a coup and vowed to keep power.

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Last update: Sat, 16/07/2016 - 00:04
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