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Turks, US Muslims protest attempted coup in Turkey
Hundreds of Turks and U.S. Muslims gathered outside of the White House on Sunday, rallying against a recent coup attempt by rogue elements of the Turkish military.
"Why are we here today? Because we respect the will of the people," Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, said amid a sea of Turkish flags and demonstrators from across the U.S. who were clad in Turkish apparel.
The Turkish government said the failed coup was organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who is accused of a long-running campaign to overthrow the government through supporters within the Turkish state, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
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