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Erdogan announces army overhaul in latest shakeup

Erdogan announced Wednesday a state of emergency, a move he said would allow the government to take action against those who plotted the coup that killed more than 246 people and wounded more than 2,100 before it collapsed within hours.

Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States for years, has denied any role in the attempted putsch, and accused Erdogan of orchestrating it himself.

“America’s governed by rules of law, and those are not ones that the president of the United States or anybody else can just set aside for the sake of expediency,” Obama said.

He also said the United States supported Erdogan’s democratically elected government and that any reports that Washington had prior knowledge of the attempted coup, or that there was any U.S. involvement, were completely false.Meanwhile,