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    Muslim cleric Gulen: coup bid in Turkey could have been staged
    Jul17

    Muslim cleric Gulen: coup bid in Turkey could have been staged

    U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose followers Turkey blames for a failed coup, said on Saturday the attempted overthrow may have been staged, and he urged the Turkish people not to view military intervention in a positive light, according to Reuters.”There is a slight chance, there is a possibility that it could be a staged coup,” Gulen told...

    MH17 downing. Two years since crash.
    Jul17

    MH17 downing. Two years since crash.

    Today is the second anniversary of the MH17 disaster, when the pro-Russian terrorists shot down from the skies over Donbas region a Boeing-777 passenger jet of Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.The aircraft was shot down years ago, July 17, 2014, near the town of Torez in Donetsk region, by the pro-Russian terrorists was...

    ATO report: militants attack Ukraine forces 77 times overnight
    Jul17

    ATO report: militants attack Ukraine forces 77 times overnight

    The most dangerous situation was recorded in the Mariupol direction, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters reported on the morning of Sunday, July 17.Over the past day, the terrorists opened fire 77 times at the strongpoints of the Ukrainian military in Donbas, of which 37 times – in Mariupol direction, 31 – in...

    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...

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