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Coup attempters bomb Turkish parliament: Anadolu Agency

The coup attempters hit by bomb Turkish parliament, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said.

Deputies in parliament also confirmed an explosion.

Further explosions were heard during a livecast broadcasting from the general assembly of the parliament, which was evacuated.

The plotters killed 17 policemen in an attack on the Gölbaşı Special Forces Department hearquarten in the Turkish capital of Ankara, according to the website of Hürriyet.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a phone interview on broadcaster CNNTürk that a "minority group" in the military has attempted a coup.

Erdoğan said the parallel state, referring to the followers of the U.S.-based scholar Fethullah Gülen, has promoted the attempt.

"We will not leave the ground to them," he said, vowing to end the "occupation" by the group, called on nation to unite at squares and airports. Erdoğen said he would also be on the streets.

The move is not as part of the chain of command, he said.
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