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Over 2000 members of Turkish army detained: PM Binali Yildirim

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 17:41 IST      
Over 2000 members of Turkish army detained: PM Binali Yildirim

London, July 16 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 2,839 members of Turkish army have been detained. They range from ordinary soldiers to high-ranking officers, after the country weathered the worst of an attempted coup by an army faction to oust a civilian government.

Yildirim said that coup was a black stain on Turkish democracy while addressing the media in Ankara today.

On being asked if re-introducing the death penalty was an option for dealing with coup-plotters,Yildirim said the Turkish government will consider legal changes, reports the Guardian.

More than 90 people died, including 47 civilians, and 104 "coup plotters" had been killed the officials said.

According to latest report, Turkish military personnel have landed in Greece and requested political asylum.

Greek Police Ministry has said that they have arrested eight men aboard a Turkish military helicopter which landed in the northern city of Alexandroupolis at midday today.

The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu following the report has demanded the return of eight military personnel after the failed coup.

Meanwhile, British Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Turkey in wake of the matter.

Reports suggest that Turkish maritime authorities have shut Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait to transiting tankers for security and safety reasons.(ANI)

London [U.K.], August 19 (ANI): A delegation of the Free Balochistan Movement along with the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud, met with American Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in London on Thursday and discussed American foreign policy, Islamic terrorism and Balochistan issue including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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Oslo [Norway], August 19 (ANI):The 'Dialogue for Peace' event organised by Nobel Peace Center in Oslo has been cancelled midway after the Baloch activists staged a protest over extending invite to Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf as a speaker.

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Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump's arts council quits

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 07:44 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 (ANI): Several members of United States President Donald Trump's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) have announced their resignation due to President's remarks on Charlottesville violence.

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New York [United States], Aug.19 (ANI): Case after case of minority Hindu girls being forcibly converted to Islam are being presented before courts in Pakistan's Sindh province, has left the community deeply unsettled and with a sense of alarm.

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Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart News after White House exit

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 06:28 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 (ANI): Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has returned at the helm of conservative Breitbart News website and chaired the outlet's evening editorial meeting on Friday.

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Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides rises to 467

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 05:26 IST     

Freetown [Sierra Leone], August 16 (ANI): A government health official on Friday said the death toll from devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone has reached 467, with the number of dead expected to rise.

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80 Afghan soldiers under siege in Northern Province

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 05:19 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): At least 80 soldiers of Afghanistan National Army are under siege by insurgents since 20 days in Faryab province of Afghanistan, reports Tolo News.

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Barcelona attack: Key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 04:57 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 19 (ANI): The prime suspect in Barcelona attack Moussa Oukabir has been shot dead by police in the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, reports Express.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Karachi city and Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka have been named among the least liveable cities of the world, a survey.

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Abu Dhabi [U.A.E.] August 19 (ANI): A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood has confessed that Qatar supported the banned Islamist members to destabilize the United Arab Emirates.

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86 ISIS insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 02:29 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): At least 86 insurgents belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed in airstrikes and ground operations by the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.

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'Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan'

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 02:21 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan as he thinks that the Washington is being ripped off by Islamabad.

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Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon out of White House

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 23:35 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 18 (ANI): Stephen Bannon, chief strategist who helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election is out of the White House, said two administration officials Friday who are familiar with the decision.

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Washington D.C. [USA] Aug 18 (ANI): In the wake of ISIS striking terror in Barcelona where at least 14 people have been killed, U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated that 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' must be stopped by whatever means necessary.

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Turku [Finland], Aug 18 (ANI): At least, one person has died and eight others injured in a stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday.

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US amps up Cyber Command to combat cyberspace threats

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 22:48 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump amped up country's Cyber Command by directing to elevate it to the status of a Unified Combatant Command, which will strengthen country's cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve nation's defense.

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New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that there is no report of any Indian casualty in the terror attack in Spain where 13 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians at Barcelona's famed Las Ramblas boulevard tourist area.

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Samurai sword attack at Taipei's Presidential Office

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 15:33 IST     

Beijing [China], August18 (ANI): A samurai sword-wielding man carrying a flag of the People's Republic of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office on Friday.

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Three people beheaded by Al-Shabaab terrorists in Kenya

Updated: Aug 18, 2017 14:20 IST     

London[U.K.], August 18 (ANI):Islamic militants have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack in Lamu County located in the Northern Coast of Kenya on Friday.

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Being [China], August 18 (ANI):Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has issued an order to the military to prepare to "shoulder arms," in case of a US invasion, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said on Thursday.

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