Helicopters flown by coup supporters fired on government buildings and into the crowds gathering to challenge the attempt to overthrow Turkey's government, in the most significant challenge to the country's stability in decades. However, the president's former ally "categorically" denied any involvement in the plot, calling the accusation "insulting". "If you can. You will not have the means to turn this country into a mess from where you are", Erdogan said.
The veracity of the group's claim couldn't immediately be determined, but French officials didn't dispute it. The IS, in a statement through the Amaq Agency, claimed responsibility for the attack. Romania's foreign ministry says three Romanian citizens are missing after a truck driver deliberately plowed into a crowd in Nice during a fireworks display, killing 84 people and wounding over 200.
Answering a question about satellite images showing China built a missile launcher, runways and military installations on a South China Sea atoll, Mr Luton said: "I think it's our own right to do anything within our own backyard". Lu said the U.S. keeps urging others to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) while refusing to ratify the Convention to this day.
More than 1,500 military personnel were arrested across the country, said a senior official who was not authorized to speak to the media. A military jet has also dropped a bomb near the presidential palace in Ankara , according to a Turkish TV station, quoted by news agency AFP .
But with the GOP convention less than a week away, it appears that the party is coalescing around the idea, and a draft of the Republican platform explicitly calls for the building of Trump's wall. " Even if the votes didn't necessarily go our way, every Republican on the platform committee is at least now aware that LGBT issues go far beyond marriage".
Obama was meeting Wednesday with police officers at the White House - the second such session this week. "At times, it seems like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together", Bush said during his address to the congregation.