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The Turkish Witch-Hunt Begins: Erdogan Begins Arresting Government Critics

Shortly after the Turkish police asked “citizens” to report those who support terrorism & crime, the first casualty of Erdogan's witch hunt was unveiled: a former university rector who had no involvement in the coup, but was a government critic, tweets that he is being arrested.

Jeb Bush Lays Out His "Vision" To Reclaim The Republican Party From Donald Trump

Having lost the presidential primary in dramatic fashion against Donald Trump, the man originally considered a frontrunned for the GOP candidacy, Jeb Bush, laid out his "vision" to reclaim the Republican Party from Donald Trump’s “nativist rhetoric."   Picking the Washington Post as his chosen op-ed venue, Bush said that Trump does not represent the future of the GOP or what it stands for.

Erdogan's Arch-Enemy Accuses Turkish President Of Staging Coup, Compares Him To Hitler

Fethullah Gulen, accused by Erdogan of orchestrating the attempted military coup that rocked Turkey, turned the accusation against his political rival suggesting that Erdogan’s ruling AKP party had staged the uprising. "There is a possibility that it could be a staged coup [by r Erdogan’s AKP] and it could be meant for further accusations” against Gulenists and the military, he said.

The Counter-Coup Begins: Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

Last night, a poorly organized, badly planned, quasi-coup took place in Turkey which led to Erdogan further retrenching his authoritarian position in the country. This morning, the president's own "counter-coup" began with the purdhing of 2,745 judges across the country, as well as the issuance of arrest warrants for 140 appeals court members. Erdogan's path to full, authoritarian power is now open.

Turkey Suspends All US Operations Against ISIS At Incirlik Airbase, Which Vaults B61 Nuclear Bombs

Turkish authorities on Saturday halted American-led strike missions against the Islamic State that are flying from the Incirlik air base, the first major impact of the coup on the broader allied campaign against the group. “At this time, Turkish authorities are not permitting aircraft to depart Incirlik,” an American military official said on Saturday morning. The American official said the United States was seeking an explanation for the decision and other details.

US Government Releases Redacted "28 Pages" Missing From 9/11 Report

Unleash the revisionist history. The missing 28 pages from the 9/11 report begin as follows: "While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government..."