Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon

ANKARA/ISTANBUL — A military statement on Turkish media said Friday the armed forces have fully seized power in the country but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Saturday the coup attempt has failed, urging people to protect democracy.
According to the military statement, reported on NTV, the military move was made to restore the constitutional order, democracy, human rights, freedom and rule of law. (Turkey-Coup)
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Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm in Turkey following a coup attempt in the country, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, said.
“We are following closely” the current situation and its latest development in Turkey after sections of the Turkish army have officially declared a coup and Martial Law, Haq told Xinhua by phone. (UN-Turkey)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called on all parties in Turkey to support the democratically-elected government, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed.
A military statement carried by Turkish media said Friday that the Turkish armed forces have fully seized power in the country, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Saturday that the coup attempt has failed, urging people to take to the streets to protect democracy. (US-Turkey-Coup)
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PARIS — French Prosecutor of the Republic Francois Molins announced Friday in a press conference that 84 people, including 10 children and adolescents, were killed Thursday night in Nice during a terrorist attack.
A total of 202 people have been injured, Molins said, adding that 52 among them are in critical condition and 25 still in reanimation.(France-Nice attack) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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