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Turkish government stifles coup attempt

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>> After the chaos, relative calm in the morning as the tumultuous events of Friday night in Turkey sink in. President Tayyip Erdogan, on Saturday, saying his government was still in control after factions of the country's military attempted a coup. More than 160 people, including many civilians, were killed in the violence as part of the military using tanks and attack helicopters in an effort to seize power.
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British journalist Joel Flynn spent the night monitoring events in central Istanbul.>> There was about initially four people dressed in military fatigues, what we assume to be soldiers, carrying automatic weapons, who surrounded the statue over there which has some significance. Taksim Square, don't forget, was the source of anti-government protests a few years ago.
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Last night, however, after those soldiers arrived, we did see quite a significant amount of people gathering in favor of the government, supporting President Tayyip Erdogan.>> On Friday evening, army vehicles made their way through Istanbul. Tanks could be seen outside the city's main airport and bridges across the Bosporus Strait were blocked off.
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>> Soldiers then made their way to the Turkish state broadcaster which read out a statement on behalf of the military. It accused the government of eroding democracy and secularization. Speaking to CNN Turk via mobile phone, President Erdogan then called for his supporters to take to the street. The violence began to escalate with explosions and gunfire reported in both major cities.
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The state run news agency said bombs went off in Ankara's parliament. But as the night wore on, momentum turned against the coup plotters. By the early hours of the morning, the violence was largely contained.>> This morning, the palpable sense really is one of calm. It's clearly tense but people do seem relaxed this morning.
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People were going out on their business, having coffee, having croissant, having nagile, playing Pokemon Go.
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saw quite a few people doing that. But at the same time, most people are calm, there is still this air of tension.>> Nearly 3,000 members of the armed forces have been detained.
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And a government official says 104 people involved in the coup attempt have been killed as Erdogan cracks down on those who tried to overthrow him.