Military coup underway, takes over government of Turkey

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It appears that government of Turkey have been overthrown in a coup, as the military claimed taking control over the country. This is a developing storye which will get updates.

“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 the general security that was damaged,” the military said in a statement. “All international agreements are still valid. We hope that all of our good relationships with all countries will continue.”

Around midnight local time, a local television anchor announced the country was now run by a “Peace Council” that will ensure the safety of the population.

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