Yildirim said 2,836 servicemen involved in the coup attempt have been arrested. In a statement provided by his office, he said: "They will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey". The coup began with warplanes and helicopters roaring over Ankara and troops moving in to seal off the bridges over the Bosphorus Strait that links Europe and Asia in Istanbul.
The government is on track to be re-elected with a narrow majority of 1-3 seats, while votes will continue to be counted in the remaining close races next week. The tightly contested July 2 election followed three years of turbulence in Canberra , where two sitting prime ministers were deposed by their own parties in a "revolving door" of leaders.
Waldman found parallels in Obama's memorial speech to his king-making 2004 Democratic Convention speech in Boston, with one key difference: Twelve years have passed, and each of them seems to weigh on the President. Too many Americans, he said, live in urban neighborhoods bereft of jobs, public services, and a basic level of health and safety. He said prominent incidents sometimes "the catalyst for all the other stuff that may not even have to do with policing coming out".
Trump and Pence will appear together Saturday morning at a midtown Manhattan hotel, an unofficial kickoff event to the Republican National Convention two days before it opens in Cleveland. Pence announced he had accepted Trump's proposal on Twitter as well - falling far short of the fanfare the announcement is usually given. The Indiana governor has been a strong advocate in the fight to defund family planning clinics Planned Parenthood and he passed Indiana's 2016 anti-abortion law.
Clinton last week rolled out proposals on college affordability and access to health care, winning praise from Sanders , and the platform agreed to last weekend in Florida includes many of Sanders' priorities, including a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Britain's new top diplomat Boris Johnson came under sharp fire from his European counterparts Thursday, with France's foreign minister declaring Thursday that the British leave campaigner had "lied a lot" during the push to break with the European Union.