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Fifteen jailed for life over failed Turkey coup

ISTANBUL: Fifteen Turkish soldiers were jailed for life on Wednesday for their role in last year's failed coup, the latest among the thousands caught in Turkey's crackdown after the overthrow bid. The men, most of whom were officers, were convicted of trying to take over the Istanbul headquarters of Turkey's ruling party during the thwarted coup, state news agency Anadolu reported. This case is one of several others prosecuting people allegedly tied to the July 15, 2016 failed overthrow of Turkish President Recep…

Turkey says Trump move on Jerusalem ‘irresponsible’, illegal

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday slammed as irresponsible and illegal the announcement by US President Donald Trump that Washington was recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration... the decision is against international law and relevant UN resolutions," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter. Ahead of Trump's widely-flagged announcement Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had warned after a meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II that…