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This Is Unreal': Military Storms CNN Turk Studios, Forces Anchors Off the Air


Total chaos.

During Friday night’s attempted military coup in Turkey, members of the military reportedly stormed into CNN’s Turkish headquarters and forced the anchors off the air.

The initial chaos was captured on video and CNN Turk started broadcasting live on Facebook once the network was forced to vacate the set.

Watch video taken inside the studio below:

CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered the developments live on Friday night.

Forces loyal to Turkey's president quashed the coup attempt in a night and day of explosions, air battles and gunfire. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason" and demanded that the United States extradite the cleric he blamed for the attempted overthrow of his government.

The chaos Friday night and Saturday left about 265 people dead and over 1,400 wounded, according to authorities. After reclaiming control of the country, Turkish officials arrested or fired thousands of troops and judges they claimed were followers of the U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric, Fethullah Gulen.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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