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Turkey to consider reinstating death penalty after failed coup

On Saturday, Labour Minister Suleyman Soylu told broadcaster Haberturk he believed Washington was behind the coup attempt. The Turkish president has blamed Gulen and his followers for the failed military coup on Friday night, but Gulen, who was profiled by "60 Minutes" in 2012 , has denied any involvement in or knowledge about the attempted coup .


Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge

Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge

The man also discusses the protests in Baton Rouge and what he perceived as oppression. "You gotta fight back", he allegedly said in one post , according to the Guardian . Two law enforcement sources tell CNN that Long rented a vehicle in Kansas City after the Dallas shootings and drove it to Baton Rouge. The father-of-five who died, Alton Sterling , was laid to rest at a three-hour service in Baton Rouge on Friday.



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.