Talking Turkey in Istanbul

(link to post)Zeynap Jane Kandur is a columnist for the Daily Sabah and volunteer member of the ruling AKP Party, an acronym which we would translate as the Justice and Development Party, in Istanbul. She corresponded with the Washington Examiner Friday night about much of the recent excitement in her country that came out of…

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Turkish government quashes attempted military coup

(link to post)Turkish government forces under the direction of President Tayyip Erdogan have reportedly regained control of the country following an attempted coup by portions of the military. Erdogan returned to Istanbul early Saturday morning amid an uprising that claimed more than 160 lives, according to multiple reports. Although the military had implemented a curfew…

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Pence walks back opposition to Trump's Muslim ban

(link to post)Donald Trump’s newly appointed running mate Mike Pence walked back harsh comments he made last December bashing the presumptive GOP nominee’s calls to pause immigration from countries affiliated with terrorists. “I am very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorists’ influence and impact represents a threat to…

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Experts: The next president will face a more dangerous ISIS

(link to post)The terrorist attack in Nice, France, is a sign of what experts have been warning about for months: as the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State succeeds, more attacks outside its proclaimed “caliphate” will occur. And that means the next president may inherit a more formidable foe than the one President Obama…

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Donald Trump's unlikely road to Cleveland

(link to post)Shortly before Donald Trump took his famous escalator ride to his presidential announcement speech, he was polling as low as 1 percent of the vote among Republicans nationally. “Trump has a better chance of cameoing in another ‘Home Alone’ movie with Macaulay Culkin — or playing in the NBA finals — than winning…

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NIH: Lack of funding endangers start of Zika vaccine trial

(link to post)Congress left town for the summer on Thursday without approving new funding for Zika, a move that could push back a vital trial to develop a vaccine for the virus. Lawmakers adjourned for seven weeks without voting on a $1.1 billion funding package to fight the Zika virus due to Senate Democratic objections…

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NIH: Lack of funding endangers start of Zika vaccine trial

(link to post)Congress left town for the summer on Thursday without approving new funding for Zika, a move that could push back a vital trial to develop a vaccine for the virus. Lawmakers adjourned for seven weeks without voting on a $1.1 billion funding package to fight the Zika virus due to Senate Democratic objections…

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Attempted military coup in Turkey

(link to post)An attempted military coup is underway in Turkey. The violent fight for power started late Friday and has lasted through the night. The Turkish prosecutor’s office said at least 42 people have been killed in attacks in the capital city of Ankara. Rumors spread late Friday that the coup was staged, but sources…

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Turkish coup escalates: 42 killed, bomb hits Parliament

(link to post)Approximately 17 Turkish police officers were killed early Saturday morning after a helicopter carrying the law enforcement members was attacked on the outskirts of capital city Ankara, according to the country’s state-run Anadolu Agency. The Turkish prosecutor’s office said at least 42 people have been killed in attacks. Witnesses reported a large blast…

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Pence shocks: 'I started out in politics as a Democrat'

(link to post)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence admitted Friday he was not always a bonafide member of the GOP. “I started out in politics as a Democrat,” Pence told “Fox News” host Sean Hannity in his first interview since Donald Trump picked him as his running mate. “But as I came up I started to hear…

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