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(Worthy News) - A violent, chaotic night in Turkey ended with at least 161 people dead, but the government said Saturday it remains firmly in control following a coup attempt by some members of the military, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, Turkish military authorities have closed the airspace around Turkey's Incirlik air base -- the site Turkey allows the United States to use for operations related to its air campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq -- a U.S. defense official told CNN on Saturday.
This has led to a halt in U.S. airstrike missions against ISIS from that location, the official said on condition of anonymity. Turkish officials told the United States that the airspace has been closed until they can make sure all elements of the Turkish air force are in the hands of pro-government forces after Friday's coup attempt, the U.S. official said. [ Source ]