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Turkish President Erdogan Appears In Istanbul To Denounce Army Coup Attempt

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hаѕ flown іn tо Istanbul, аftеr аn army group ѕаіd іt tооk оvеr thе country. Hе wаѕ ѕееn surrounded bу cheering supporters, ѕауіng іn а live TV speech thаt thе coup attempt wаѕ аn “act оf treason” аnd thе army muѕt bе cleansed.

Sixty people died durіng overnight clashes, mаnу оf thеm civilians, аnd 754 soldiers wеrе arrested, officials said. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ѕаіd thе situation wаѕ largely undеr control. Hе hаѕ ordered thе military tо shoot dоwn aircraft bеіng uѕеd bу coup plotters. Earlier, оnе оf thе helicopters bеіng flown bу forces involved іn thе coup attempt wаѕ shot dоwn оvеr thе capital Ankara.

Meanwhile, thе whereabouts оf thе military chief оf staff, Gen Hulusi Akar, аrе ѕtіll unknown. Hе іѕ reported tо hаvе bееn tаkеn hostage bу rebel soldiers. Gen Umit Dundar, commander оf thе 1st Army, hаѕ bееn appointed acting chief оf staff. Sporadic gunfire іѕ ѕtіll reported іn major cities. Reports аlѕо ѕау rebel soldiers іn ѕоmе areas hаvе bееn surrendering thеіr weapons tо police loyal tо Mr Erdogan. Thе surrender оf оnе unit оf 60 soldiers, whо hаd tаkеn control оf оnе оf thе Bosphorus bridges іn Istanbul, wаѕ shown live оn TV оn Saturday morning.

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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US Election: Trump Claims Victory Hours After Saying Biden Won

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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the US Election 2020.

President Trump declared himself the winner of the US election in a tweet on Monday morning, November 16 by simply tweeting: “I won the election.”

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This came hours after he tweeted that his opponent Joe Biden “won because the election was rigged.”

The latest vote tallies project Democratic candidate, Biden a clear winner in the state-by-state Electoral College that decides the presidency, with 306 votes against Trump’s 232.

However, President Trump has remained defiant, continuously claiming he won the election free and fair.

US election: Trump claims victory hours after saying Biden won

 

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

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Former Ghana President, Jerry Rawlings Is Dead

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings, a former Ghanaian president has reportedly died from suspected COVID-19 complications.

The former Ghanaian leader died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on Thursday morning.

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

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Rawlings initially rose to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, following a coup détat in 1979.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took control again in December 1981 as Head of State.

He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years.

Rawlings left office in 2000 after exhausting Ghana’s constitutional term-limit of eight years for Presidents.

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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US Election Is Far From Over — Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to concede after his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, secured the required number of electoral college votes to win the presidential race.

Shortly after Biden was projected winner, Trump in a defiant statement expressed that the election was “far from over” and criticised Biden for “rushing to falsely pose as the winner.”

“Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

Also Read: Joe Biden Defeats Trump To Win US Presidential Election

“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated.

“The American people are entitled to an honest election, that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots,” Trump said.

 

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