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Former Turkish President Charged in Military Coup

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has approved the indictment for “crimes against the state” of a former Turkish president who came to power in a military coup. The state-run Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday the court accepted the indictment of Kenan Evren, as well as a co-conspirator in the coup, former air force chief Tahsin Sahinkaya. The […]

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Turkish Journalists Go on Trial Over Alleged Coup Plot

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A total of 13 defendants, most of them journalists, went on trial in Turkey Tuesday after being linked with a group allegedly attempting to overthrow the country’s Islamic-based government. The journalists included two well-known investigative reporters , who have been held in prison since March. The defendants are among hundreds of people, including journalists, academics […]

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Russia Marks 1991 ‘Coup’ That Led to USSR Breakup

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has quietly marked the 20th anniversary of the attempted coup that led to the demise of the Soviet Union. On Friday, neither President Dmitry Medvedev nor Prime Minister Vladimir Putin commented on the anniversary of the failed coup against then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Separately, only a few dozen people gathered in Moscow at the […]

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Russia Marks 1991 ‘Coup’ That Led to USSR Breakup

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is marking the 20th anniversary of the failed coup attempt that hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union. On August 19, 1991, a small group of Communist hardliners placed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest at his vacation home in the Crimea. Their aim was to block the Kremlin chief’s program of broad […]

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Ten Arrested After Failed Coup Attempt in Niger

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Niger’s president says security forces arrested 10 people for attempting to overthrow the government last month. President Mahmadou Issoufou said in a television address late Tuesday that the coup attempt occurred the night of July 12 and into the following day. He said 10 people, reported to be soldiers, have been arrested while another suspect […]

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