In an unsuccessful attempt at overthrowing the current government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over 200 people were killed and more than 1,400 injured in Turkey. It is believed that low-ranking military officers initiated the poorly-planned coup on Friday night, which had little support throughout the country. More than 6,000 individuals have been detained on suspicion of supporting or inciting the coup. Turkey has a democratic government, yet many fear that the repercussions of the coup attempt may lead to a “witch-hunt” of any and all of Erdogan’s political opponents.
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