Turkey beats back an attempted military coup(24 images)

Thousands flood the streets of Istanbul and pray for the dead as they rally in support of the government following a failed coup on July 16, 2016. Turkish authorities said they had regained control of the country after thwarting a military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that claimed more than 250 lives.

Turkish solders stay at Taksim square as people protest agaist the military coup in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Turkish military forces on July 16 opened fire on crowds gathered in Istanbul following a coup attempt, causing casualties, Witnesses said. photo by Jennifer Ciochon/ UPI | License Photo
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