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    The chief military adviser of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Col. Ali Yazici, has been detained over his alleged involvement in the coup attempt, CNN Turk reported.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the high-ranking official.

    Col. Ali Yazici is now expected to be placed into custody over alleged involvement in Friday's coup attempt. The Turkish media did not specify what role the colonel played in the attempted coup.

    On Saturday, commander of Turkey's western Balikesir airbase Brig. Gen. Ishak Dayioglu was detained on coup attempt links. Moreover, Akin Ozturk, who is an alleged leader of the military coup attempt in Turkey and the former commander of the country's air force, was also detained in Turkey.

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

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      jas
      Looks like Erdogan is shuffling around military command like he did parliament when he couldn't get his way legally. It's quite possible that this is all preparation for an invasion of Syria. Obama is crazy about his legacy and has an obsession about "besting" Putin before leaving office.
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