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Turkish soldiers involved the coup attempt surrender. (Getty Images)President Erdogan tells the nation his government is in charge after a night of explosions, air battles, and death.


By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish maritime authorities have reopened Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait to transiting tankers after shutting it earlier on Saturday for several hours following what the government said was an attempted coup by a faction in the military. The Bosphorus is one of world's most important chokepoints for the maritime transit of oil with over three percent of global supply - mainly from Russia and the Caspian Sea - passing through the 17-mile waterway that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. It also ships vast amounts of grains from Russia and Kazakhstan to world markets.

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Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demonstrate at the Turkish consulate in Stuttgart, Germany, early Saturday July 16, 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government was working to crush a coup attempt after a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital. Officials said the coup appeared to have failed as Turks took to the streets overnight to confront troops attempting to take over the country. (Andreas Rosar/dpa via AP)World leaders expressed support for Turkey and its democratic institutions on Saturday after the government quashed an attempted military coup.


Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demonstrate at the Turkish consulate in Stuttgart, Germany, early Saturday July 16, 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government was working to crush a coup attempt after a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital. Officials said the coup appeared to have failed as Turks took to the streets overnight to confront troops attempting to take over the country. (Andreas Rosar/dpa via AP)World leaders expressed support for Turkey and its democratic institutions on Saturday after the government quashed an attempted military coup.


A man wrapped in a Turkish flag walks past a military vehicle in front of Sabiha Airport, in IstanbulBy Orhan Coskun and Gulsen Solaker ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Turkey's government fought on Saturday to crush the last remnants of a military coup attempt which collapsed after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. Some strafed the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in the capital, Ankara, and others seized a major bridge in Istanbul. Erdogan accused the coup plotters of trying to kill him and launched a purge of the armed forces, which last used force to stage a successful coup more than 30 years ago.


A man wrapped in a Turkish flag walks past a military vehicle in front of Sabiha Airport, in IstanbulBy Orhan Coskun and Gulsen Solaker ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Turkey's government fought on Saturday to crush the last remnants of a military coup attempt which collapsed after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. Some strafed the headquarters of Turkish intelligence and parliament in the capital, Ankara, and others seized a major bridge in Istanbul. Erdogan accused the coup plotters of trying to kill him and launched a purge of the armed forces, which last used force to stage a successful coup more than 30 years ago.