July 2016: Attempted Coup in Turkey

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Attempted Coup in Turkey
Image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
On July 15, 2016, Turkey experiences an attempted coup by a group of soldiers within the country's military. Gunfire and explosions are seen throughout two majors cities of Turkey: Istanbul and Ankara, as the government, the military faction, and the people of Turkey clash in the streets. Around 60 people are reportedly dead and 300 have so far been arrested for their participation in the coup. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the people involved in the coup "will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey."
Photo source: Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP
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