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03 August 2016 Military News

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  • Erdogan Apologizes to Turkish Nation for Failure to Prevent Coup Attempt Sputnik 03 Aug 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized on Wednesday "to God and the people" for his inability to prevent a recent coup attempt in the country.
  • Erdogan unleashes anger at US over Gulen Press TV 03 Aug 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is growing impatient with the US over its refusal to extradite Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having led a "terrorist" organization of putschists in Turkey.
  • State Department Terrorist Designations of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Mohamed Abrini US Dept. of State 03 Aug 2016 -- The Department of State has designated Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Mohamed Abrini as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons and groups determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.
  • Scandal Smears Putin's Superpowered Vision For Russian Sport RFE/RL 03 Aug 2016 -- When skier Aleksandr Legkov lunged across the finish line to lead a trio of Russians onto the medals stand on the last day of the Sochi Olympics, he ensured Russia of its greatest sporting achievement since the glory days of the Soviet era.
  • Once Russian Opposition's Hope, Ex-Yaroslavl Mayor Gets Lengthy Jail Sentence RFE/RL 03 Aug 2016 -- Yevgeny Urlashov - a former Yaroslavl mayor and rare example of a Russian opposition politician in public office - has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison on corruption charges he says are trumped up.
  • US Paid Iran $400M as Tehran Freed 4 American Hostages VOA 03 Aug 2016 -- The United States airlifted $400 million in foreign currencies to Iran in January to partially settle a decades-old dispute over an aborted arms deal. On the same day, Tehran released four American hostages, but Washington is denying the exchange amounted to a ransom payment.
  • Belarusian Nuclear Mishap Shows Soviet-Like Secrecy Still Rules RFE/RL 03 Aug 2016 -- Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in neighboring Ukraine, Belarus, which saw a quarter of its territory contaminated in the world's worst nuclear accident, is building its first energy plant powered by the atom.
  • Iraq prosecutor build case against suspected corrupt officials Press TV 03 Aug 2016 -- Iraq's chief prosecutor has lodged a complaint against the officials recently accused of involvement in alleged corruption in several high-value contracts.
  • Joint Statement for C5+1 Ministerial of August 3, 2016 US Dept. of State 03 Aug 2016 -- The Secretary of State of the United States of America and the foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, following the second ministerial level meeting in the C5+1 format, held August 3, 2016 in Washington DC, together issue this Second Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation.
  • Remarks at the Central Asia Ministerial US Dept. of State 03 Aug 2016 -- Remarks by John Kerry, US Secretary of State
  • Terrorism, Economic Growth Top Agenda At Washington Summit With Central Asian States RFE/RL 03 Aug 2016 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for more cooperation in fighting terrorism and spurring economic growth as he met on August 3 with foreign ministers from the five Central Asian states.
  • Zambia's Lungu Issues Warning on Election-linked Violence VOA 03 Aug 2016 -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he is ready to use draconian means to ensure the country remains peaceful after next week's presidential, parliamentary, local and referendum elections.
  • Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Said To Be Hacking, Spying On Dissidents RFE/RL 03 Aug 2016 -- Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and other authoritarian governments have reportedly acquired cybertools used by Western law enforcement and have been using them to hack and harass dissidents.
  • Nigeria Shi'ite Community May Appeal Report on Army Killings VOA 03 Aug 2016 -- An investigative commission set up by the Kaduna state government has found that the Nigerian army used excessive force against a Shi'ite minority sect during a roadside dispute eight months ago.

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