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13 August 2016 Military News

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  • Turkey rejects UN allegations of rights abuse Press TV 13 Aug 2016 -- Turkey has rejected allegations of rights abuse made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticizing him for the unacceptable remarks.
  • Over 81,000 People Suspended, Dismissed After Attempted Coup in Turkey Sputnik 13 Aug 2016 -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 76,597 people were suspended from work and 4,897 dismissed in a speech at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara after the attempted coup in Turkey.
  • U.S. Vice President Biden To Visit Turkey RFE/RL 13 Aug 2016 -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is to visit Turkey on August 24 amid tensions between Ankara and Western powers over a massive crackdown on dissent following the country's abortive coup attempt last month.
  • The Gulen Schools In Central Asia RFE/RL 13 Aug 2016 -- The events in mid-July in Turkey, events Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called an attempted coup, have had implications on Turkey's relations with many countries. Erdogan blames Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-exile in the United States, for being the mastermind behind the alleged plot to overthrow his government.
  • Struggle Under Way For Control Of Strategic Russian Port RFE/RL 13 Aug 2016 -- For the past several years, the volume of goods and crude oil shipped through the commercial port of Makhachkala on Daghestan's Caspian coast has been declining, from 4.8 million tons in 2010 to 3.8 million in 2015 and 1.6 million in the first six months of 2016. Yet notwithstanding that decline, a cutthroat competition is under way for control of the state-owned port, which is scheduled for privatization by auction before the end of this year.
  • Nahavandian: JCPOA to be utilized for Resistance Economy IRNA 13 Aug 2016 -- Head of the Presidential Office Mohammad Nahavandian said on Saturday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been utilized to develop the Economy of Resistance and economic progress.
  • MP: Russia to help Iran build 2 nuclear power plants IRNA 13 Aug 2016 -- Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission announced that Russia will help Iran to construct two 2,000-megawatt power plants in the near future.
  • Bangladesh police nab five militants planning bomb attacks Press TV 13 Aug 2016 -- Bangladeshi security officials have announced the arrest of five local members of a militant group that allegedly intended to carry out bombings in capital Dhaka.
  • Venezuela court upholds opposition leader's jail term Press TV 13 Aug 2016 -- A Venezuelan court has rejected an appeal by jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez against the 14-year prison sentence handed down to him for his involvement in anti-government protests.
  • Inflation-hit Venezuela raises minimum wage by 50% Press TV 13 Aug 2016 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 50-percent hike in minimum wage with a soaring inflation leaving the South American country on the verge of economic collapse.
  • Thailand Hunts for Bombers After Attacks Kill 4 VOA 13 Aug 2016 -- Thai officials are searching for those responsible for 11 small bomb attacks that killed four people and wounded dozens of others in several key tourist towns Thursday night and Friday morning.
  • What Will the Next US President Mean for Africa? VOA 13 Aug 2016 -- As the first U.S. president with familial ties to Africa, President Barack Obama has left a mark and a legacy on the continent. Among his signature achievements is Power Africa, which aims to add 60 million new electrical connections to light up the continent.



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