07:27 GMT07 March 2021
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    Around 200 unarmed soldiers have left military headquarters in Ankara and surrendered to police, following a coup attempt overnight, Turkish media reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The total number of military personnel detained across Turkey has reached 1,563 people.

    Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish government came under siege by a faction of military forces who sought to end President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rule, claiming that the leader drifted away from the country's long-held secularist values.

    ​At least 90 people were killed and 1,154 wounded in what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called a "treason."


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