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Turkey Dismisses Almost 9000 Officials After Failed Coup: Ministry

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: "We can not accept a military dictatorship but we also have to be careful that the Turkish authorities do not put in place a political system which turns away from democracy ..." President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to wipe out the "virus" of the putschists after facing down the coup bid by elements of the military disgruntled with what they see as his increasingly iron-fisted 13-year rule.



Turkey detains 103 generals, admirals after coup

Turkish authorities have suspended almost 8,000 police officers in the wake of the failed military coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on July 18, citing the Interior Ministry. "We continue to condemn the attempts at a coup, and call for full observance of Turkey's constitutional order and rule of law", European Union diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday at a joint press conference with U.S.


Louisiana police shootings: Adds new convention concerns

Louisiana police shootings: Adds new convention concerns

The violence comes less than a month after a pair of police shootings prompted the assassination of five police officers in Dallas. Add to that concerns over the racial divide in the country, spurred on by recent shootings of black men and police officers, and the anti-Trump fervor and the Cleveland convention, which begins Monday , has many anxious more than at past political gatherings.


MPC member questions need for interest rate cut

MPC member questions need for interest rate cut

Bank of England rate setter said Monday the case for cutting interest rates in August will depend on how far inflation is likely to overshoot its target following a sharp fall in the exchange rate. He said: "In contrast to the experience of 2008, I do not have any sense that either consumers or businesses are panic-struck and, as I observed, there have been no material signs of financial panic".