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Video reveals blasts, chaos outside Erdogan's palace during coup

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:18

Surveillance camera footage, released by the Turkish Presidency, shows explosions outside President Tayyip Erdogan's Palace in the 24-hour period surrounding Friday's coup attempt. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Turkish Presidency released on Monday (July 18) surveillance camera footage of attacks on the presidential palace during the weekends coup attempt, showing explosions and President Tayyip Erdogan's supporters fleeing in panic. More than 290 people were killed and around 1,400 wounded in the violence on Friday (July 15) night, as soldiers commandeered tanks, attack helicopters and fighter jets in a bid to seize power, strafing parliament and the intelligence headquarters and trying to seize the main airport and bridges in Istanbul. One of the deadliest places for civilians was near President Tayyip Erdogan's presidential palace in Ankara, where hundreds of supporters heeded his call to fill the streets and squares The bloodshed shocked the nation of almost 80 million, where the army last used force to stage a successful coup more than 30 years ago, and shattered fragile confidence in the stability of a NATO member state already rocked by Islamic State suicide bombings and an insurgency by Kurdish militants.

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Video reveals blasts, chaos outside Erdogan's palace during coup

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:18