Erdogan Vows 'Heavy Price' For Turkey Coup PlottersForces loyal to Turkey's president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left at least 161 people dead and 1,440 wounded Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason."
FAST FACTS: Turkey's History With Military CoupsTurkish military jets have flown over Turkey's capital, Ankara, and deadly fighting has been reported in what appears to be an attempted military coup. A military statement says the military has seized control of the country because of rising autocratic rule and increased terrorism, though Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said "a minority" within the military has attempted a coup and he has urged citizens to take to the streets to support the government
New Yorkers Watch Anxiously As Violence Rages In TurkeyThousands of nervous New Yorkers have been keeping an eye on violence flaring in Turkey, with worries mounting about their friends and family.

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