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    Some 4,000 Turkish nationals gathered on Friday night near the country's embassy in Vienna, Austria, to support Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the attempted coup in Turkey, media reported on Saturday.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) — Der Standar outlet reported that people started to appear near embassy after reports of military coup attempt in Turkey were made.

    The media noted that the meeting was carried out peacefully, the participants were holding Turkish flags.

    At the same time, over 1,000 of Turkish nationals gathered near the country's embassy in Berlin, Germany, to support Turkey's unity, media reported.

    Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup took 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 suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life. Over 180 people were killed and 1,470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have already been detained, according to the prime minister.


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