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An anti-government activist tries to set up a shite sheet to project a video in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Anti-government activists in the Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday held a pre-dawn commemoration of a military coup that installed constitutional rule almost nine decades ago, defying official warnings and police harassment. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thais defy warnings to mark anniversary of 1932 revolution

Jun. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government activists in the Thai capital on Wednesday commemorated a military coup that toppled the absolute monarchy almost nine decades ago, defying official warnings and police harassment. The gathering was one of several around the country to mark the day in 1932 when a group of...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 1951 file photo, Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh rides on the shoulders of cheering crowds in Tehran's Majlis Square, outside the parliament building, after reiterating his oil nationalization views to his supporters. The U.S. ambassador to Iran mistakenly told the shah in 1953 that Britain's newly enthroned Queen Elizabeth II backed a plan to overthrow the country's elected prime minister and America maintained the fiction even after realizing the error, historians now say. (AP Photo, File)

Cables: US falsely said British queen backed 1953 Iran coup

Jun. 12, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Iran mistakenly told the shah in 1953 that Britain's newly enthroned Queen Elizabeth II backed a plan to overthrow the country's elected prime minister and America maintained the fiction even after realizing the error, historians now say. The...

Turkey says US is 'safe harbor' for group blamed for coup

Jun. 12, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Friday accused the United States of becoming a “safe harbor” for members of a network that it blames for a coup attempt in 2016, after Washington criticized the conviction of a U.S. Consulate employee on terror charges. Metin Topuz, a translator and assistant...

Turkey sentences US Consulate employee to more than 8 years

Jun. 11, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday convicted a local U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul of aiding an armed terror organization and sentenced him to eight years and nine months in prison, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Metin Topuz, a translator and assistant for the U.S. Drug...

Gambian man charged in US with torturing 2006 coup planners

Jun. 11, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Gambian man has been indicted in Colorado on federal charges that he tortured planners of a failed 2006 presidential coup when he was a member of a special armed unit that reported directly to the dictator of the African nation, prosecutors said Thursday. Michael Sang Correa, 41, was...

Turkey seeks 191 soldiers for alleged tie to US-based cleric

Jun. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors issued warrants Tuesday for the detention of 191 suspects — including 181 on-duty servicemen — who are suspected of involvement in a scheme that allegedly recruited followers of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for a failed coup in 2016 into air...

Turkey: 2 journalists detained over 'espionage' probe

Jun. 8, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police on Monday detained two journalists for questioning as part of an investigation into alleged “political and military espionage,” the state-run Anadolu Agency said. The two journalists — Ismail Dukel, the Ankara representative of TELE1 television...

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

Jun. 2, 2020 4:41 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prosecutors in Istanbul issued warrants on Tuesday for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric as authorities pressed ahead with a crackdown on a network Turkey blames for a failed coup attempt in 2016. The state-run Anadolu...

FILE - In this May 3, 2020 file photo, security forces guard the shore area and a boat in which authorities claim a group of armed men landed in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television that security forces overcame before dawn Sunday an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

May. 28, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms. To get there, Goudreau and...

FILE - In this May 3, 2020 file photo, security forces guard the shore area and a boat in which authorities claim a group of armed men landed in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television that security forces overcame before dawn Sunday an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate's plane

May. 28, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms. To get there, Goudreau and...