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Turkish Prime Minister visits victims of attempted coup

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 00:50

Turkey's prime minister visits some of those wounded when a group of Turkish military officials attempted to overthrow controversial Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Friday night. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday (July 16) visited people who were injured in an overnight coup attempt, in which 265 people were killed. A faction of Turkey's armed forces attempted to seize power late on Friday (July 15), and the ensuing violence killed 265 people. An official said 161 of them were mostly civilians and police officers, while the remaining 104 were coup supporters. Yildrim who visited the wounded in a hospital in Ankara said the violence injured 1,440 people. For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook Turkey's two main cities, as the armed faction which tried to seize power blocked a bridge in Istanbul and strafed the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in Ankara. Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels trying to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkish Prime Minister visits victims of attempted coup

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 00:50