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Morsi’s death symbolic of democracy in Egypt

The first democratically elected, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi’s death should be regarded as state-orchestrated murder, according to Khalid Hilal from the international movement of Students Against the Coup. Hilal says that Morsi’s death has been the culmination of years of neglect and symbolises the death of an era[…]

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Emmerson Mnangagwa vows to open Zimbabwe to investors

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to introduce new policies to re-engage with the world community and attract foreign investment after decades of isolation under Robert Mugabe. In his first state of the nation address on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said his priorities were to revive the southern African nation’s ailing[…]

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Two high-ranking generals resign in Turkey

Two high-ranking Turkish officers have resigned just hours before the country’s Supreme Military Council began a meeting to discuss a review of the armed forces. The generals handed in their resignations in protest against the government’s ongoing dismissals in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt of July 15, sources[…]

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Greek court sentences fugitive Turkish soldiers

A Greek court has handed down a two-month suspended prison sentence to eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece aboard a helicopter in the hours after last week’s attempted coup in their country. All eight – three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors – received on Thursday the[…]

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Turkey ready to reinstate the death penalty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it and parliament approves the necessary legislation. Erdogan spoke early on Tuesday to thousands of supporters outside his Istanbul residence who were chanting for Turkey to restore capital punishment following[…]

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Turkey demands extradition of Fethullah Gulen from US

US-Turkish tensions have grown after government forces put down an attempted coup on Friday night. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused exiled Turkish businessman and cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the violence and is demanding the US extradite him. Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, denied any involvement and condemned[…]

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