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Turkey military 'take over' live updates

  • Turkish military claims its taken over the country

    Turkey's military has claimed to have seized power of the country - but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attempted coup would be put down.
    7/15/2016 9:56:48 PM
  • The Turkish military have released a statement claiming to have taken over and martial law has been imposed.

    A 'Peace in the Nation' council has been established, claiming to be a response to the erosion of liberties and rising terrorism.

    The army has seized media outlets, including the state-run TRT channel. The channel has broadcast a statement on the orders of the military. 

    It said: “Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and general security that was damaged.

    “All international agreements are still valid. We hope that all of our good relationships with all countries will continue.”

    7/15/2016 9:57:40 PM
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