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    U.S. warns Turkey against `insinuations` of involvement in coup attempt
    Jul17

    U.S. warns Turkey against `insinuations` of involvement in coup attempt

    The U.S. has warned Turkey against ”public insinuations” of American involvement in a failed military coup, saying such claims are ”utterly false and harmful” to their relations, according to BBC News.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was speaking after Turkey`s labor minister suggested the U.S. was behind the coup, BBC News reports.Turkish...

    Hostage situation in Armenia capital: police station seized
    Jul17

    Hostage situation in Armenia capital: police station seized

    Armed men are reported to have seized the building of one of police regiments in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, Sunday morning, according to Reuters.The attackers took hostages, the number of which is unknown at the moment, Reuters reports.Negotiations are underway to resolve the situation peacefully, according to a local security service.The...

    RFE/RL: Kerry says Turkish request for exiled cleric`s extradition would need evidence
    Jul16

    RFE/RL: Kerry says Turkish request for exiled cleric`s extradition would need evidence

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States would consider an extradition request for the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen after Turkey`s president blamed the Muslim leader for an attempted Turkish military coup, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).But Kerry said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s government would...

    Attempted coup in Turkey affects situation in Ukraine – Security Service Chief
    Jul16

    Attempted coup in Turkey affects situation in Ukraine – Security Service Chief

    Head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak says the attempted coup in Turkey affects the operational landscape in Ukraine. ”Such a high-profile event as a coup in a serious powerful country – Turkey – also impacts the operational landscape in Ukraine,” Hrytsak said at a joint briefing with the National Police chiefs in Kyiv today,...

    U.S. and Russia agree on steps to combat ISIS in Syria
    Jul16

    U.S. and Russia agree on steps to combat ISIS in Syria

    The United States and Russia announced a tentative deal on Friday to coordinate airstrikes against the Islamic State and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda`s affiliate in Syria, The New York Times reported. Secretary of State John Kerry, after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, said an internationally brokered cease-fire in Syria had...

    RFE/RL: scores dead, injured following failed Turkey coup
    Jul16

    RFE/RL: scores dead, injured following failed Turkey coup

    Security operations are continuing in Turkey following a failed military coup attempt overnight that left scores of people dead and more than 1,000 injured, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported. Although the situation in the country appeared to be stabilizing, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan posted a message on the Twitter...

    Militants continue to use banned weapons, 65 attacks reported in last day
    Jul16

    Militants continue to use banned weapons, 65 attacks reported in last day

    Russian-separatist forces continue their attacks on the Ukrainian army, also with weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, having violated the ceasefire 65 times in the last day, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) press center.”In the Donetsk sector, there were reported 38 attacks. Militants used 122mm artillery to attack...

    IS claims responsibility for Nice attack
    Jul16

    IS claims responsibility for Nice attack

    Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack that killed at least 84 people and critically wounded 52 along Nice`s crowded waterfront on Friday, SkyNews reports.Five people have been taken into custody over the attack, according to reports.Other reports said three people had been detained in connection with the...

    Turkish forces fight to crush coup remnants after Erdogan returns
    Jul16

    Turkish forces fight to crush coup remnants after 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, Reuters reported.More than 90 people were killed in violence that erupted late on Friday after a faction...

    Reuters: Turkey PM says coup attempt underway, elected government still in charge
    Jul15

    Reuters: Turkey PM says coup attempt underway, elected government still in charge

    A group within Turkey`s military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to ”do what is necessary”, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, according to Reuters.”Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command,” Yildirim said in comments broadcast by private...

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