Coup in Turkey – level 2

Coup in Turkey – level 2

19-07-2016 07:00

In Turkey, almost 200 people died and over 1000 are injured. It happened when a part of the army tried to take control of the government.

It began when rebel soldiers closed the main bridges in Istanbul. At that time, people did not know who was in charge of the country.

People reported gunfire and explosions in the capital of Ankara and the main city, Istanbul. The government closed the airspace over Istanbul region to civilian flights.

The country’s president asked his supporters to come out onto the streets. When people were in the streets, the coup finished and the rebel soldiers left their tanks.

Difficult words: in charge of (in control of), civilian (a person who is not in the army or police), coup (a military revolution).

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