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About 50 Turkish commanders held over coup plot

• AP
Turkish police detained about 50 military commanders Monday for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the Islamic-rooted government.

The nationwide sweep highlighted the ongoing struggle between the secular establishment and the Islamic-oriented government -- and left many wondering whether the military no longer called the shots in a nation accustomed to viewing it as the pillar of the secular state.