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General News    H3'ed 7/16/16

"Coup in Turkey: Is Fetullah Gulen Behind It?"; by Diane Ravitch

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The news channels report that there is a military coup underway in Turkey. The prime minister accuses Fetullah Gulen of staging the coup 'from Pennsylvania. Gulen sponsors one of the biggest charter chains in the U.S. and is one of the biggest recipients of HB-1 visas for Turkish teachers to staff them. One report: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday evening that an attempted military coup was underway. In Istanbul, bridges were immediately blocked and jets were flying low above the capital city of Ankara. .“Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and general security that was damaged,”  some in the army said.  The Turkish government denies those claims. Turkey’s justice minister says followers of a U.S. imam, Fethullah Gulen, are staging the coup.

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