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Turkey PM Says 161 Killed In Coup Attempt

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Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim says 161 people were killed in the country’s overnight military coup attempt. He says another more than 1,400 people were wounded in the chaos. More than 2,800 people have been detained.

He described the night as a “dark stain for Turkish democracy” and pinned blame for the coup on the “parallel terrorist organization.”

That term is used by authorities to describe the movement of U.S.-based Islamist cleric Fethullah Gulen.

“They will receive every punishment they deserve,” the prime minister said, noting the perpetrators were now in the hands of the justice system.

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