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Turkey continues crackdown, shuts dozens of media outlets

Turkey continues crackdown, shuts dozens of media outlets

Meanwhile, three news agencies, 16 television stations, 23 radio stations, 45 newspapers, 15 magazines and 29 publishers were ordered to shut down, the country s official gazette said Wednesday. The General Staff said 35 planes, including 24 fighter jets, 37 helicopters, 74 tanks and three ships had been used by the coup plotters, NTV reported .


Vietnam says it prefers bilateral talks with China on SCS

Vietnam says it prefers bilateral talks with China on SCS

Manila: The Philippines " vigorously pushed " for the inclusion of an arbitration ruling in a joint statement among Southeast Asian countries but its failure to secure that was no diplomatic win for China, Manila's foreign minister said on Wednesday.


More than 1600 Turkish military personnel discharged after failed coup attempt

More than 1600 Turkish military personnel discharged after failed coup attempt

Since the July 15 failed military coup, a total of 149 generals and admirals have so far been expelled from Turkey's land, naval, and air forces. Turkey's top military council chose to keep the head of the armed forces, Gen. Turkey's post-coup purge has raised concerns throughout Europe. The Turkish Coast Guard and Gendarmerie General Command have also been brought under Interior Ministry control.


EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media

EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"

Turkey accuses USA -based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the coup and has suspended or placed under investigation tens of thousands of his suspected followers, including soldiers, judges and academics. Of the 88 journalists wanted, at least 18 have been arrested , according to Ognianova. "The process is not completed yet", he added. The Turkish government accused Gulen of being behind the failed coup, which the preacher denies .



Police protest Black Lives Matter banner at city hall

When asked if the NFL should be doing more to speak out against national cultural problems dealing with violence and race, Sherman said he does, but noted that many players are more "compelled" to do so due to their personal backgrounds. "I don't want police officers just getting knocked off in the street who haven't done anything wrong". More than 200,000 Americans have taken the pledge to join the fight to end state sponsored violence against black people.



Obama consoles Merkel over violence in Germany

On Sunday, a 27-year-old Syrian man, who had been denied asylum in Germany , carried out a suicide bomb attack in Ansbach, which injured 15 people. "It mocks the helpers who took so much care of the refugees and it mocks the many other refugees who really seek help against violence and war".