Saturday, July 16, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: At least 161 killed, hundreds wounded in Turkish military coup attempt; Erdogan insists he has control amid reports of clashes

This is how governments change in countries around the world throughout human history, violently. 
This is what makes America exceptional because we have a peaceful transfer of power.   

Fox News reports Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed he is in control of the country early Saturday as loyal military and police forces quashed a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left scores dead and more than 1,000 wounded.

Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim revised the number of dead in the clashes to 161. Acting chief of staff Gen. Umit Dundar said earlier that among those dead were police officers, soldiers, civilians and more than 100 described as “coup plotters.”

Dundar said that officers from the Air Force, military police and the armored units were mainly involved in the coup attempt.

Erdogan, who flew home early Saturday, vowed that coup supporters "will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey."

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