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Turkish President calls on U.S. to send rival cleric home

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 09:59 IST      
Turkish President calls on U.S. to send rival cleric home

Washington D.C., July 17 (ANI): Asserting that he had his government back in control, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the United States to either arrest or extradite exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who was clearly to blame for the coup attempt that ended up with nearly 200 people dead.

According to CNN, Gulen, who is living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, suggested that overthrow and assassination attempts have been staged in the past, though he did not directly accuse Erdogan of deliberately plunging Turkey into chaos.

However, less than 24 hours after a night of deadly violence, questions remained unanswered about who was behind the coup and why they decided to act now.

Erdogan's call for U.S. involvement in punishing the cleric comes after Turkish authorities closed the airspace around Turkey's Incirlik Air Base, where his government allows the American military to launch operations in the air campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

"This country suffered a lot in the hands of the Gulen Movement. I call on the United States and President Barack Obama to either arrest Fethullah Gulen or return him to Turkey. If we are strategic partners or model partners, do what is necessary," Erdogan said near his home in Istanbul. (ANI)

Suicide car bomb attack near Khost military base

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 16:14 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], April 24 (ANI): A suicide car bomb attack reportedly took place near a military camp in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost province on Monday.

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Afghan Army command structure changed post-Taliban attack

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 16:04 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], April 24 (ANI): Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has approved major changes in the command structure of the nation's army following Taliban attack on Shaheen Army Corps in Balkh province on Friday that claimed the lives of over 100 soldiers.

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Dawn leaks report to be unveiled soon

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 15:05 IST     

Taxila [Pakistan], Apr 24 (ANI): The Dawn leaks report is expected to be unveiled in a couple of days, according to a media report.

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Nepal: Oppn opposes decision to hold two-phase polls

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 13:48 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 24 (ANI): The Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist- Leninist (CPN-UML) has expressed its concerns and objections over the government's decision to hold local polls in two phases.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 24 (ANI): Afghanistan Interior Ministry's Major General Tariq Shah Bahrami has been appointed as the acting Minister of Defense and General Sharif Yaftal as the Army Chief of Staff after officials from the respective posts resigned on Monday.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 24 (ANI): Following the deadly Taliban attack on an Afghan army base, Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and National Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shaheem today resigned with immediate effect.

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Beijing [China], Apr 24 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula during a telephonic conversation on Monday.

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Pak to persuade Iran to reconcile with Saudi

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:23 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan has launched a diplomatic initiative to convince Iran to join the Saudi Arabia led 41-nation Islamic Military Alliance and bring about a rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan's federal government has claimed that despite the tax discounts and exemptions being given to Chinese investors in the $56 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), there will be no adverse impact on local industries and domestic investors.

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American monitor in Ukraine killed in explosion

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 09:19 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], Apr 24 (ANI): An American paramedic deployed with a monitoring patrol in eastern Ukraine was killed in an explosion on Sunday.

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Clintons have been `bugged`!

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 08:19 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Clintons may have lost the elections to the Trumps, but their sense of humour certainly remains intact.

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Trump slams 'fake media' over low approval ratings

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 06:38 IST     

New York [U.S.], Apr. 24 (ANI): Continuing his assault on a section of the U.S. media, this time over his drop in approval ratings, President Trump claimed that "fake" media outlets are responsible for the low level of his support by Americans.

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Moscow [Russia], Apr. 24 (ANI): Following the victory of French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert expressed his satisfaction with the result.

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U.S. citizen trying to leave North Korea detained

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 05:13 IST     

London [U.K.], Apr. 24 (ANI): A U.S. citizen trying to leave North Korea amid fears of a major war has been detained, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held in the country.

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US warns North Korea after threat to sink American ship

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 04:57 IST     

New York [U.S.], Apr. 24 (ANI): Following North Korea's threat to sink an American vessel, the Pentagon on Sunday called on Pyongyang to avoid destabilizing the situation further.

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North Korea cranks the heat, threatens to sink US ship

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 04:50 IST     

New York [U.S.], Apr. 24 (ANI): In a development bound to further rock the already dilapidating ties between the two nations, North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier in the western Pacific Ocean.

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French Elections: Le Pen faces Macron in final round

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 04:39 IST     

London [England], Apr. 24 (ANI): With Emmanuel Macron topping the first round of the French presidential election, projections show that he is set to face Front National's Marine Le Pen in a race that has knocked France's traditional political parties out of the running.

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London [England], Apr. 24 (ANI): Emerging from a first- round vote as the clear favourite to become the next French president, Emmanuel Macron told his jubilant supporters in Paris that he means to govern all of France.

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Democrats seek Trump's removal due to 'mental health' issues

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 03:51 IST     

Moscow [Russia], Apr. 24 (ANI): Representatives of the Democratic Party have sought the removal of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, saying the he has "mental health" problems.

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Mexico will 'eventually' pay for border wall: Trump

Updated: Apr 24, 2017 01:07 IST     

New York [U.S.], Apr. 24 (ANI): With the Democrats and Republicans preparing for budget negotiations this week, President Donald Trump has expressed confidence that Mexico will 'eventually' pay for the border wall.

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