As reported by Alriyadh Newspaper Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces ordered to detain Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, UAE Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff for his being in touch with culprits about to plot coup in the country.
Ukraine has completed air defense exercises on the border with Crimea. The rocket never flew on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Russian channel REN TV has become the first broadcaster to show the documentary ‘Ukraine on Fire’ produced by Academy Award winner Oliver Stone. The film revolves around the bloody armed coup in Kiev that took place three years ago.
Turkey has formally requested the extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the US State Department said Tuesday, but the request was not related to the attempted coup, which he is accused of orchestrating.
“We can confirm now that Turkey has requested the extradition of Gulen,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a briefing.
The report, obtained by the Milliyet daily, indicated that a FETÖ member contacted two DAESH members named Mutenna Abdulrazzak al-Ali and Ibrahim al-Hassan on Aug. 8 and discussed a plot involving assassination of a person close to President Erdoğan, as well as plans for carrying out sabotage in Istanbul. The warning further indicated that six silencers were sent to Ankara from Şanlıurfa on Aug. 9 to be used in the attack, and the FETÖ member provided funds to assist the DAESH members in exchange for their carrying out the attack.
A long-running uprising in Turkey’s Kurdish regions was temporarily overshadowed by the July 15 coup attempt. The PKK first took up arms against the government over 30 years ago, and the fighting has led to more than 40,000 deaths. Neither the PKK nor the Turkish government is looking to reconcile following the end of a ceasefire last year. Kurds in eastern Turkey, where most live, are facing a state of emergency, Toprak said. “Entire cities and regions have been razed,” he added. “There are 500,000 internally displaced Kurds.”