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A Turkish military stands guard near the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey Army Says It Seizes Power; Erdogan Says ‘We Will Overcome This’

Turkey’s military said on Friday it had seized power, but President Tayyip Erdogan said the attempted coup would be put down. If successful, the overthrow of Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey since 2003, would be one of the biggest shifts in the Middle East in years.

July 15, 2016

Thousands In Pakistan Anti-Government Protests As Coup Fears Loom

By Zia Khan and Sajjad Malik, dpa ISLAMABAD –Thousands of anti-government protesters in Pakistan began a march on Islamabad on Thursday amid fears that a prolonged confrontation might lead to a military coup a year after the country’s first democratic transfer of power. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Pakistani-Canadian cleric Tahirul Qadri were leading the separate […]

August 14, 2014

U.S. Ups Pressure In South Sudan, But No Military Role Likely

Washington (AFP) – The United States — a key backer of South Sudan’s 2011 independence — is increasing diplomatic pressure amid an intensifying conflict there but will not consider military intervention, experts said. Analysts do not expect Washington to launch a massive military campaign, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to send nearly 100 troops to […]

December 23, 2013