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05 August 2016 Military News

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  • Gulen movement threat to world: Erdogan Press TV 05 Aug 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the movement affiliated to the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen not only poses "a threat" to Turkey, but also to all countries where it is present.
  • Cleric's Lawyers: Gulen 'Should Not and Will Not Be Extradited' VOA 05 Aug 2016 -- Lawyers representing U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen said that Turkey has not provided evidence of his involvement in last month's failed military coup attempt, and he "should not and will not be extradited."
  • The Turkish Coup Attempt, Russia, And The West RFE/RL 05 Aug 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to St. Petersburg on August 9 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. They will focus on improving cooperation in two main areas: the effort to find a shared and joint solution to the Syria crisis, and in business and energy, including a full resumption of tourism from Russia to Turkey, trade, and construction projects that were halted during a monthslong spat between the two nations.
  • Erdogan Explains Why He Wrote an Apology Letter to Putin Sputnik 05 Aug 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explained why he wrote an apologetic letter to Vladimir Putin and made the first move to help fix the relations between Ankara and Moscow.
  • Turkey's Ruling AKP Intends to Exclude Gulen's Supporters From Party Ranks Sputnik 05 Aug 2016 -- The Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will exclude from their ranks supporters of US-based dissident Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accused of being the mastermind behind the recent coup attempt, according to AKP deputy chair Hayati Yazici.
  • Gulen Denounces Turkish Arrest Warrant VOA 05 Aug 2016 -- U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has denounced the arrest warrant issued in Turkey accusing him of masterminding the failed coup in Turkey last month.
  • Aiming High: Pyongyang Sets Sights on Moon Landing In Next Decade Sputnik 05 Aug 2016 -- According to a senior official, North Korea plans to plant its national flag on the moon's surface some time in the next ten years.
  • Two For All: Afghanistan's Identity-Card Crisis RFE/RL 05 Aug 2016 -- Afghanistan's long-standing effort to distribute electronic ID cards to citizens has been marred by dispute, leading to violent street protests, walkouts in parliament, and scuffles among politicians.
  • Putin recruits Trump as 'unwitting agent' of Russia: Ex-CIA official Press TV 05 Aug 2016 -- A former top CIA official has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of recruiting US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as an "unwitting agent" of Moscow.
  • Mousavian: Efforts to undermine JCPOA only serve to reinforce notion US cannot be trusted IRNA 05 Aug 2016 -- Iran's former diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian says that opponents of the nuclear deal in Washington should understand that efforts to undermine the JCPOA only serve to reinforce in the minds of Iranians the notion that the United States cannot be trusted or engaged with on regional or other issues.
  • Obama Says $400 Million Payment To Iran Not 'Nefarious' Ransom Deal RFE/RL 05 Aug 2016 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has dismissed criticism of his administration's $400 million cash payment to Iran to settle a long-standing legal claim, adamantly rejecting charges that it was a ransom paid for the release of imprisoned Americans.
  • Chinese President Appears to Score Political Victory with Viral Videos VOA 05 Aug 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to have scored another major political victory over his internal rivals following two ultra-nationalistic propaganda videos by the Youth League of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
  • Tajikistan Sentences 170 People for Last Year's Failed Military Coup Sputnik 05 Aug 2016 -- Tajikistan authorities have convicted 170 people of being involved in last year's coup attempt, the Central Asian nation's prosecutor general said Thursday.

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