Tag Archives: military coup

Venezuela | Venezuelan Armed Forces Repel Terrorist Attack

Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, responded courageously to the paramilitary-style terrorist attack carried out this Sunday against Fort Paramacay in the central state of Carabobo, President Nicolas Maduro said.

“I cannot describe it in any other way, it is a terrorist attack against the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the Armed Forces has reacted in a united way, with morality, with decisiveness,” the Venezuelan head of state added.

Turkey | The End of Democracy in Turkey?

In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots.

Turkey | Hundreds more journalists arrested as purge deepens in Turkey

Ten more journalists detained on 41st day of Turkey’s State of Emergency rule

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d’état attempt, officially called the “Fethhullah Gülenist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETÖ/PDY)” investigation. Nine of the 35 individuals  on the most recent list were detained in raids that started at dawn.

Greece | Some thoughts on the recent events in Turkey

Turkish newspaper identifies US general behind failed military coup

By Johannes Stern

Two weeks after the abortive military coup to overthrow and kill elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, more information is coming to light about the heavy US involvement in the bloody events that led to the bombardment of the Turkish parliament and the deaths of 246 Turkish citizens.