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    Turkish people celebrate as Turkish police officers, loyal to the government, stand atop tanks abandoned by Turkish army officers against a backdrop of Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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    Tanks move into position in Ankara, Turkey, early Saturday. A top Turkish official said the coup attempt was repelled and all government officials were in charge of their offices. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said more than 120 arrests were made. The chaos capped a period of political turmoil blamed on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule.

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    People protesting against the coup wave a Turkish flag in Istanbul's Taksim Square early Saturday. Members of Turkey's armed forces said they had taken control of the country, but Turkish officials said the coup attempt had been defeated after a night of violence.

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    Turkish soldiers block Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge on Friday, lit in the colors of the French flag in solidarity with the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice.

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