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Soldiers seize CNN Turk building during coup attempt

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 00:46

CNN Turk halts broadcast as soldiers enter its studio during an attempted Turkish coup. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Turkish private broadcaster CNN Turk halted its live news broadcast early on Saturday (July 16), as a presenter said soldiers had entered the studio control room. Video later released by the station showed soldiers walking into the building and up the stairs. Earlier, the channel showed a live shot of its empty red and white studio. The sound of gunfire was heard on the audio, as well as the sound of a crowd outside the station. An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him. Erdogan, who had been on vacation on the southwest coast when the coup was launched by a faction in the armed forces, flew into Istanbul before dawn on Saturday and was shown on TV appearing among a crowd of supporters outside Ataturk Airport.

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Soldiers seize CNN Turk building during coup attempt

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 00:46