As former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, said to wild applause on the Quicken Loans stage after Cruz's surreal act of political suicide, "So to paraphrase Ted Cruz, if you want to protect the Constitution this fall, there's only one possible way and that's to vote the Trump-Pence ticket".
Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen , the US-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported. The steps were just some of the seismic changes that have rocked Turkey since the shock of the July 15 coup attempt that claimed 246 lives. Pro Kurdish supporters gather during a rally against the military coup and the state of emergency.
The speech was at times raw and personal, and it electrified the arena. "Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratic Senate, a Democratic House and a Hillary Clinton presidency - and I am going to do everything I can to make that happen", he said, drawing "boos" from some convention-goers.
Trump was otherwise more restrained than usual Thursday night. Chants of "U.S.A! U.S.A!" "My pledge reads: "'I'm with you" ― the American people!" "Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the West. Trump said while Clinton's message was that things will never change, his message is that things have to change . Earlier this week, former rival Ted Cruz was booed after he refused to endorse Mr Trump for the presidency.
Gulen and his supporters accuse Erdogan of using the state of emergency "to solidify his power and persecute his critics". Turkey has imposed a three-month state of emergency, saying it would enable authorities to effectively root out supporters of the failed coup.
Mr Corbyn's office dismissed the allegation as "untrue" but St Helens North MP Mr McGinn accused the party leader of hypocrisy for talking about a "kinder, gentler politics" when "he had proposed using my family against me". The party leader, launching his leadership campaign in London, stressed how there would have to be a "full and open selection process" in every United Kingdom seat because of a shake-up of constituency boundaries to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.