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    US State Secretary John Kerry said Sunday that the United States expected operations of the international anti-Daesh coalition to get back to normal soon following the interruption caused by the coup attempt in Turkey after Ankara assured Washington of their commitment to anti-terrorist efforts.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkish airspace was closed due to the coup attempt in the country.

    US media reported that the Incirlik base in southern Turkey has been left without electricity and local authorities prevented movement to and from the base. Air operations from the base have also been suspended.

    "They [Turkey] have absolutely assured us of their commitment to the fight against Daesh [IS]… I expect that the operation will get back to normal very quickly but we know the details of the coup," Kerry told CNN in an interview.

    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 260 people were killed and hundreds were injured during the events, while nearly 6,000 people have already been detained.

    Daesh is a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries.

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    Daesh, John Kerry, Binali Yildirim, Turkey
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