WATCH: South African journalist caught in Turkish army raid

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South African journalist Ben Said was in the Istanbul newsroom of broadcaster TRT World when Turkish soldiers barged in during the failed coup on Friday, 15 July.
South African journalist Ben Said was in the Istanbul newsroom of broadcaster TRT World when Turkish soldiers barged in during the failed coup on Friday, 15 July.
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According to recent reports 161 people died and almost 3000 people were detained following a failed coup in Turkey last week.

TRT World Executive Producer Ben Said was in a newsroom stormed by Turkish army soldiers shortly before midnight on Friday, 15 July.

Watch as the well-known South African journalist describes soldiers evacuating the Istanbul newsroom for the English-medium, Turkish-owned broadcaster TRT World.

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