Turkish military chief rescued after being held during coup bid

By REUTERS
July 16, 2016 09:04

 
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ISTANBUL - The head of Turkey's armed forces has been rescued after being held hostage during an attempted coup by a military faction which used tanks and attack helicopters to try to seize power overnight, a senior Turkish official said.

Hulusi Akar had been held by rebel soldiers during the attempted coup, Turkish broadcasters said.

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