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last updated 16-Nov-2017
 
 
  Military Coups of the 21st century. We cover in this section news articles and special reports covering military coups in the Middle east and Arabic countries since 2000. A military coups or coup d'état generally implies the overthrowing of a government through the use, directly or indirectly, of military power. This is a work in progress directory and, assisted with your ever valuable feedback, we will see ho better to develop this resource.  
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TURKEY - July 16, 2016. The coup attempt began on Friday evening 16 July when a section of the armed forces placed tanks in positions on key bridges in Istanbul to block traffic. Over 265 people were killed between late Friday and early Saturday, including about 104 alleged coup participants and 161 civilians.

Turkey coup: Who was behind Turkey coup attempt? The AKP government claims that a military prosecutor is behind the attempt, along with 46 officers whose names were leaked to media late at night. By Ezgi Basaran, BBC News, July 17, 2016: MULTIMEDIA

How Turkish media was raided during coup attempt. State broadcaster TRT was taken over first, with one of its journalists forced to read a statement by the army group at about 22:00 BST. BBC News, July 17, 2016: TEXT | VIDEO | SOCIAL MEDIA

Turkish coup attempt: what is the Gülenist movement? President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Turkish government has pointed the finger at the Gülenist movement, also known as Hizmet. But what is the Gülenist movement, and who is its leader? We take a look at the organisation and how it has affected Erdoğan’s presidencyThe Guardian, July 16, 2016: VIDEO

Turkey foils coup attempt; president demands U.S. turn over cleric he blames for uprising. The alleged mastermind was Gen. Akin Ozturk, who commanded the Turkish air force until last summer and was a member of the Supreme Military Council. By Erin Cunningham, Liz Sly, and Zeynep Karatas. The Washington Post, July 16, 2016: MULTIMEDIA | MAP

Turkey's post-coup sees thousands of arrests, suspensions. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's retribution continues as the number of people arrested with alleged links to the plot reached 7,543. They included more than 6,000 soldiers, 100 police officers, 755 judges and prosecutors and 650 civilians. Deutsche Welle, July 19, 2016: TEXT | VIDEO

 

EGYPT (Last coup: July 4, 2013)

Egypt interim president defends military coup. Adly Mansour says country sticking to military-backed transition plan and that his top priority is to restore security. Aljazeera, September 4, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE

Egyptian army suspends constitution and removes President Morsi – as it happened. 0922 BST: The head of Egypt's supreme constitutional court, Adli Mansour, will be sworn in as interim head of state on Thursday, Reuters quotes military and judicial sources as saying. The Guardian, July 3, 2013: MULTIMEDIA

Egypt crisis: Army ousts President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt's army chief General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced the removal of President Mohammed Morsi from power, suspended the constitution and pledged new elections following mass protests. BBC News, July 4, 2013: TEXT | VIDEO

-Profile: Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour: TEXT | PICTURE

 

 
 
 
 

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