Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge

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A man takes a selfie in front of Turkish army tanks in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 July 2016.

Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded.

Government officials said the coup appeared to have failed as Turks took to the streets overnight to confront troops attempting to take over the country. However, the sounds of huge blasts, including at least one bomb that hit t...


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