The failed coup against Turkey’s president will have ripple effects that extend far beyond the borders of the country.
They deployed forces onto the streets of Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey’s largest city and capital, respectively, and closed two major bridges leading into Istanbul.
A Turkish national-intelligence spokesman said the coup attempt had been “repelled” and “defeated” by early Saturday morning. At least 260 people were reportedly killed in the clashes, according to Turkish officials, and more than 2,000 soldiers across the country have reportedly been arrested.
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