Daily Archives: August 11, 2016

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 7, 2016

Police detain two journalists from state broadcaster
Police detained two correspondents for Turkey’s state-owned broadcaster TRT last night and this morning, the news website Bianet reported today. Police detained Bertan Golal from his home in Istanbul. Police attempted to detain Özcan Keser from his home in Istanbul, but the journalist was not at home when they arrived, so they phoned him and asked him to turn himself in. Keser did so, arriving at Istanbul’s Vatan Street Police Station this morning. Both journalists had previously worked for the pro-Hizmet movement Cihan News Agency, according to Bianet. The government accuses the Hizmet movement of planning a July 15 failed military coup.

Saudi Arabia: Thousands of Indian workers are waiting for a plate of food in the mess organized by the Indian Embassy in Jeddah

Thousands of Indian workers are waiting for a plate of food in the mess organized by the Indian Embassy in Jeddah as a result of the dismissals in Saudi Enterprises especially in Construction sector. At present more than 3 million Indian workers are “trapped” in Saudi Arabia unable to cover their basic needs nor buy a ticket to return to their country 800 of them recently fired by “Oger” Construction Company.

USA | Russia: Attempted Ukrainian Terror Plot Foiled in Crimea

by Jason Ditz

The Russian government has reported an incident in which two Russian officials, a soldier and a member of the FSB security service, were killed breaking up an attempted incursion by what they described as a Ukrainian spy network operating in the Crimean Peninsula.