Coups d'etat

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, paramilitary police and members of the special forces escort suspects of a failed coup in 2016, among them former Air Force commander Akin Ozturk, outside the courthouse at the start of a trial, in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's state-run news agency says Thursday, June 20, 2019, a court in Ankara has sentenced several people, including Ozturk, accused of being the ringleaders of the 2016 failed military coup, to life terms in prison.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
June 20, 2019 - 8:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media. In total, Haberturk television said 128 people, most of them former military officers, were given life...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha wave to media before leaving government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Thailand's Parliament has convened for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power by a military coup. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 05, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Parliament elected 2014 coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister in a vote Wednesday that helps ensure the military's sustained dominance of politics since the country became a constitutional monarchy nearly nine decades ago. The military-backed party that nominated...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles after speech for the opening ceremony of Anti-Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 05, 2019 - 1:17 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-ocha led a military coup to take over Thailand's government five years ago, he wore a dowdy officer's uniform. A five-year makeover transformed him into a politician, now styled in a well-tailored Western suit or an elegant silk "suea phraratchathan," a Thai spin on...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves after a press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. Prayuth, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote Wednesday that will give him a second term in office. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, file)
June 04, 2019 - 10:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister, who took power in a military coup five years ago, appears set to win a parliamentary vote scheduled for Wednesday that would give him a second term in office. The Democrat Party, the country's oldest, announced Tuesday that it will vote to join a coalition...
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FILE - This July 2 2010 file photo, shows Ruiz Mones, from left to right, Vicente Meli, former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, former army Gen. Luciano Benjamin Menendez, Gustavo Alsina, Pino Cano, and Calixto Flores in court where they are are being tried for the alleged murders of 31 political prisoners in Cordoba, Argentina. Thousands were tortured, killed and forcibly disappeared in a government-sponsored crackdown on leftist dissidents during Argentina’s 1976-1983 “dirty war.” (AP Photo/Osvaldo Ruiz, File)
May 30, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Agents of Argentina's dictatorship on Aug. 20, 1976 dynamited the bodies of 30 people who had been detained as dissidents in a blast that spread their remains over a wide radius. The grisly details about the explosion that tore apart the bodies of 10 women and 20 men...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2012, file photo, Surachai Danwattananusorn, 70, arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. Surachai, a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy and establishment, went missing, along with two aides, in Laos in December 2018. The mutilated bodies of the aides were later found, dumped in a river. Surachai remains missing. (AP Photo, File)
May 29, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — They are members of a folk music group living communally in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, but they are in fear for their lives. The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in neighboring Thailand in 2014, afraid of arrest after a military coup overthrew their nation's...
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Soldiers march during a changing of guard ceremony as thousands of people visit the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, to pay respect on the day marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Turkey's War of Independence under the leadership of young Ottoman army general, Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), 38, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 20, 2019 - 6:16 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013. The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the suspects were...
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Montenegro police officers guard the entrance to the court during the verdict in the case of ''attempted terrorism'' and ''creating a criminal organization'', in Podgorica, Montenegro, Thursday, May 9, 2019. A court in Montenegro has sentenced 13 people, including two Russian secret service operatives, to up to 15 years in prison after they were found guilty of plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
May 09, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A Montenegro court on Thursday sentenced two Russian military intelligence operatives and 11 others to up to 15 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the Balkan country's government and prevent it from joining NATO. The two Russians, identified as Eduard Shishmakov...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, an election officer counts votes at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Election Commission has officially endorsed the results from the country's March 24 general election, declaring that the Pheu Thai party associated with fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra topped the field by winning 136 constituencies. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
May 08, 2019 - 10:14 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday announced the final results of the March 24 general election — the first since a military coup in 2014 — that gave no party an absolute majority and likely will prompt legal challenges. The commission distributed 150 party list seats in the...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition, Republican People's Party's (CHP) mayoral candidate in Istanbul, waves to supporters during a rally in Istanbul, late Monday, May 6, 2019. Turkey's top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the president's party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 07, 2019 - 2:50 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's opposition is denouncing a decision by the country's electoral board to force a re-run of the mayoral race in Istanbul. The Supreme Electoral Board ruled Monday in favor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party, which challenged the outcome of the March 31...
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