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Who is leading Turkey's coup attempt?

The Turkish military says it has seized power — but it's not yet clear who, exactly, is leading the coup attempt. Reading from the military's statement, an announcer at Turkish TV station TRT opaquely said the country is now being run by a "peace council." But Reuters reports that the statement wasn't authorized by the country's military command. And Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim seemed to suggest the coup attempt is being executed by a faction within the Turkish military. "There was an illegal act by a group within the military that was acting out of the chain of military command," Yildirim said. The military's chief-of-staff has also been taken hostage, the BBC reports. So who is leading the charge?