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Photos: Turkey’s military coup attempt captured in dramatic images

Photos: Turkey’s military coup attempt captured in dramatic images

Scenes of chaos, mayhem, and anger during attempted Turkey coup

At least 265 people have been killed, including 104 pro-coup participants, while 1,440 people were injured in military action in Istanbul and Ankara.

Turks across the country took to the streets Friday night, answering pleas to confront the Turkish military as it attempted to take power in a coup.

“I urge the Turkish people to convene at public squares and airports,” a flustered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan implored during a live broadcast via FaceTime on CNN Turk, after the military declared in a televised statement that it had seized control of the nation. “There is no power higher than the power of the people.”

A presidential source denounced the military’s attempted takeover as an “attack against Turkish democracy.”

Tanks rolled through crowded streets in Istanbul and Ankara, and military aircraft buzzed overhead. Armed forces blocked off Istanbul’s two main bridges across the Bosphorus strait.

Take a look at these dramatic images from Turkey:

Turkey’s Erdogan reasserts Control after failed military coup attempt

Turkish military stand guard near the the Taksim Square as people wave Turkish flags

People stand in front of a tank near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul early on July 16. Photo: Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images

People stand in front of a tank near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul early on July 16. Photo: Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images

A man lays in front of a tank in the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP

A man lays in front of a tank in the entrance to Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, early Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP

Citizens in Suvas rush to the streets after calls from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to foil the coup attempt.

Citizens in Suvas rush to the streets after calls from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to foil the coup attempt.

People stand on a Turkish army tank in the capital Ankara. Photo: Tumay Berkin/Reuters

People stand on a Turkish army tank in the capital Ankara. Photo: Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (centre) and his supporters at Istanbul airport.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (centre) and his supporters at Istanbul airport.

Supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gather, waving Turkish flags, in Istanbul

Supporters of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gather, waving Turkish flags, in Istanbul

Soldiers involved in the coup attempt surrender on Bosphorus bridge with their hands raised in Istanbul on 16 July, 2016

Soldiers involved in the coup attempt surrender on Bosphorus bridge with their hands raised in Istanbul on 16 July, 2016

Following the failed coup attempt, soldiers surrendered in their droves.

Following the failed coup attempt, soldiers surrendered in their droves.

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