Turkey, once touted as regional model, is mired in tension

It also discharged more than 2,400 military personnel for "complicity in the attempted coup", a senior Turkish official said. "We were already working on this", said Albayrak, who was with Erdogan on the coup night. Special forces police, commandos, the coast guard and the navy were all involved, Cicek said in a statement. Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

Erdogan orders closure of thousands of Gulen-linked private schools, unions

He was accused of organizing the coup d'état last 15 July, but as stated by Gulen, who is now in the USA territory seeking for political asylum, he was not linked to the failed attempt to overthrow the current government in Ankara . And in the past there had been some support for the coups that took place in the country, even though these always came at a very high price. Turkey has arrested a key aide to the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who was accused by Ankara of plotting the failed ...

Suitcase explodes in southern German town; no one hurt

Suitcase explodes in southern German town; no one hurt

Police said nobody was injured during the blast. Officers were searching the area for two people seen with the suitcase shortly before the incident. German authorities said a man and woman planted the suitcase as a homemade bomb, but it was not confirmed if there were any casualties. Police said there were no indications pointing to terrorism.

Funerals begin for Dallas police officers

Dallas police officer Eddie Coffey described Ahrens as a calming presence and a down-to-earth man. "He was the guy you always wanted to show up as your backup", Coffey said. The former US Army Ranger joined the Dallas PD in 1989 and once earned a "Cops' Cop" award from the Dallas Police Association, ABC News reported.

Turkey detains Gulen's nephew after coup attempt: state media

Gulen's nephew was reportedly detained in Turkey on Saturday, according to the AFP news agency. Separately, the official confirmed a report in the state-run Anadolu news agency that Turkey also detained the son-in-law of Akin Ozturk, a former air force chief already arrested as one of the key suspects.

Jihadists slit throat of priest at Christian church in Normandy, France

Jihadists slit throat of priest at Christian church in Normandy, France

French President Francois Hollande says his country is at war and it's going to be a lengthy battle. "I cry out to God, with all men of good will". "He wanted to defend himself, and that's when the tragedy happened". "We tried to reason with him, but every time. he would reply with some verse from the Quran, he would invent things", said the schoolmate identified as Redwan.