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    Turkey has reopened the Bosphorus strait for tanker transit after briefly closing the waterway in the wake of Friday's coup attempt, the GAC Group logistics company said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day it was reported that the Bosphorus Strait was closed for tankers transporting oil, but not for the vessels carrying food supplies.

    "The traffic for transit vessels is back to normal…along with non-dangerous cargo carriers," GAC told Reuters news agency.

    Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup is taking place in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turkish citizens to take to streets, stating that the coup attempt was carried out by a small group within the military.

    The coup attempt was reportedly suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters have been detained and the country is returning to normal life. Over 180 people were killed and 1,470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have been detained, according to the prime minister.


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