Turkish President Erdogan pursues crackdown in the wake of a failed coup, with three news agencies, 16 television channels and 45 daily newspapers ordered to shut down. Roughly 40 percent of generals and admirals dismissed.
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Two men killed a priest in northern France church before they were shot dead by security forces.
Members of the predominantly Kurdish U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces have been on the offensive in Manbij since late May, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. SDF said the offer is meant to protect civilians.
Around a third of roughly 360 serving generals have been detained. Many are worried that the ongoing purges may harm Turkey's ability to tackle security threats.
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says political parties in Turkey had found common ground to pass a limited number of constitutional changes.