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    Soldiers Suspected of Erdogan Kidnap Attempt Caught in Turkey

    You come at the king, you best not miss. Turkish special forces have captured 11 soldiers who are accused of trying to kidnap President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last month’s attempted coup. The group was taken into custody after a gunfight with no reported casualties, and will now join 25 soldiers already arrested on the same charges. The government says it’s detained more than 18,000 people since the putsch July 15, which Erdogan blames on exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, and a complete overhaul of the nation’s military structure and academies is underway.

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