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Commander of Turkey's Airbase Detained on Coup Attempt Links

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Commander of Turkey's western Balikesir airbase Brig. Gen. Ishak Dayioglu was detained on coup attempt links, local media reported Saturday.

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Alleged Leader of Military Coup Attempt Detained in Turkey - Reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Dayioglu was brought to the local police headquarters for questioning, Anadolu news agency reported.

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 reportedly 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 180 were killed and 1470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have been detained, according to the prime minister.

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