Saturday 23 July 2016

Turkish cleric Gulen denies coup role charges

US.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen on Saturday denied accusations he played a role in the attempted coup in Turkey and said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the attempt to topple the government. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the government have said th


Turkish troops crush coup bid, Erdogan in command

Forces loyal to Turkey's government fought on Saturday to crush the last remnants of a military coup attempt which collapsed after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. More than 160 people were


Turkey events threaten regional stability, says Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday turmoil in Turkey threatened regional stability and called on the Turkish authorities to resolve the situation without violence and within the country's constitutional framework. It spoke out as forces loyal to the Turkish governm


Turkey shuts Bosphorus to tankers for 'security reasons'

Maritime authorities shut Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait to transiting tankers on Saturday "for security and safety" reasons, shipping agent GAC said, after what the government said was an attempted coup by a faction in the military. The Bosphorus is one of world's


Yemeni governor survives Al Qaeda bomb attack

Yemen's al Qaeda wing has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that targeted the governor of the southern city of Aden, according to US monitoring group SITE. Security officials said on Friday that a car packed with explosives blew up when the convoy of governor, Aidaroos


Islamic State claims responsibility for Nice attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the deadly attack in the Riviera city of Nice on Thursday that killed at least 84 people. "The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France, to run down people was one of the soldiers of Islamic State," the ne


Trump announces Pence as his running mate

Republican Donald Trump's choice of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Friday helped bolster support among some conservatives skeptical about his policies, a crucial step as he prepares to accept the party's nomination next week. Some con


Police arrest three over Nice truck attack

French police arrested three people in Nice early on Saturday in connection with the probe into the Bastille day attack that killed at least 84 people when a truck rammed into crowds in the Riviera city, police sources said. French authorities were still trying to determine wheth


Turkish coup bid crumbles, President Erdogan returns

Forces loyal to the Turkish government fought on Saturday to crush the remnants of a military coup attempt which crumbled after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks. More than 90 people were killed i


US backs Erdogan govt as world watches coup bid

The United States called on all parties in Turkey to support President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt as world leaders expressed concern about the upheaval in a Nato member country that bridges Europe and the Middle East. President Barack Obama and Secreta

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