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Fear Grips Turkey Amid Government Crackdown After Failed Coup

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People wave Turkish flags Tuesday as they gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul, protesting against the attempted coup last Friday. The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's Post-Coup-Attempt Purge Widens As Arrests And Firings Grow

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People climb on tanks after soldiers occupying Bosphorus Bridge surrendered in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday. Selami Kucukoglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A photo of a TV screen shows the national broadcast in which Lieutenant Colonel Mamadou Bamba announced that the "National Democratic Council" is now in charge of Burkina Faso. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the National Reform Council at Parliament House in Bangkok on Sunday following a vote to reject the new draft constitution they spent nine months writing. Narong Sangnak/EPA/Landov hide caption

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President Pierre Nkurunziza makes a brief statement at the presidential palace in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Sunday. In his first appearance since a failed coup against his government, Nkurunziza, didn't mention the unrest. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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The Office of the Attorney-General of Thailand holds a news conference on Thursday about the Supreme Court's decision to accept a criminal charge against Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Li Mangmang/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at a news conference after a Cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Rachen Sageansak/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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A member of the Lesotho military looks on as he stands guard in front of an armed personnel carrier at the entrance of the army barracks in the capital Maseru on Saturday. Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has accused the army of staging a coup. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Thailand's newly appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures in a traditional greeting during his visit to a unit of the Queen's Guard outside Bangkok on Thursday. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Suthep Thaugsuban waves to supporters during a mass rally in Bangkok, the same day the army declared martial law. Suthep says he acted as an adviser to the army general who subsequently seized power. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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