He urged his countrymen to observe "black day" on Tuesday to express solidarity with "Kashmiris who are facing atrocities at the hands of Indian forces". With India-held Kashmir passing through one of the bloodiest phases in its history, political analysts are questioning the government's inability to appoint a foreign minister to represent Pakistan's stance on the issue.
But U.S. officials have been rattled by the extent of Turkey's response to the failed coup and say the relationship will now depend on how Erdogan pursues Gulen and how far the crackdown extends. Errol Mendes, a University of Ottawa worldwide law expert, said much is at stake for Western countries, including Canada, because Turkey is a key ally in the fight against Islamic militants in the Middle East.
It said the government would likely censor its citizens to prevent them from reading the documents, which WikiLeaks claimed were "on politics leading up to the coup". The UK Independent warns Erdogan is using the coup to "justify a purge of state officials and army officers who do not give him total obedience, opening the door for him to establish an all-powerful presidency while seemingly Islamising Turkish society to a degree not seen since the fall of the Ottomans".
She added: "We are going to be in lockstep together being a united Labour Party acting as Her Majesty's opposition". The two will now go head-to-head in a campaign which will take place over the summer, before ballots are posted in late August.
But Sessions had a special moment in the spotlight Tuesday - albeit not in primetime - when he was tapped to make the formal motion for the convention to accept Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. But that effort - like the "Never Trump" movement's other last-ditch efforts this week - failed. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Ben Christie and Gov. Chris Christie, both of whom lost to Trump in the primary will speak as well.
Angela Eagle says she's putting her support behind Owen Smith because he has more backing from Labour legislators. Angela Eagle pulled out of the race for the leadership of the U.K.'s Labour opposition and said she'll back a bid by Owen Smith to challenge the current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who's lost the confidence of most of his members of Parliament.