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Erdogan Arrives in Istanbul as Turkish Military Coup Crumbles
At least 60 dead after gunfire and explosions rocked both main city Istanbul and capital Ankara in a chaotic night that began with army declaring it has taken power.
An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan‘s call to take to the streets to support him.
Meanwhile, the Turkish government dismissed five generals and 29 colonels, also arresting over 1500 army personnel in connection with the attempted coup. Local reports said at least 60 people were killed overnight. A new army chief was also appointed after the previous one was released from rebel captivity.