Friday, July 15, 2016


 New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey.

Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House.

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As military vehicles rumbled through the streets of Ankara, Turkey's military said Friday night it had seized control of the country, ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The dramatic development plunged one of the region's most important countries into a major crisis. Television footage showed civilians coming into the streets in many places, with some waving red-and-white Turkish flags. However, it was not clear who was supporting the coup and who was opposing it.

Erdogan's exact whereabouts were not immediately clear. But he did appear via FaceTime video on the CNN Turk network and called on the Turkish people to resist the military action.

"I urge the Turkish people to convene at public squares and airports," he said. "I never believed in a power higher than the power of the people."

Erdogan said he was on his way to Ankara, the capital, though he did not say where he was when he spoke to the network. Yet it appeared that Erdogan, who has ruled as either prime minister or president since 2003, had been ousted.

A Turkish state television broadcaster read a statement saying the military had taken over the country and that the military was giving the orders. Shortly after that, state broadcaster TRT went off the air.