Military attempting a coup against Turkish government

July 15, 2016 9:02 PM

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Military attempting a coup against Turkish government

ISTANBUL — The Turkish military has launched a coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish officials and the country's armed forces said Friday, in a stunning move that could plunge Turkey into further turmoil.

"This is an attack against Turkish democracy. A group within the Armed Forces has made an attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government outside the chain of command," a senior Turkish official said.

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