Following Friday’s failed coup attempt some Turkish Jews say that while anti-Semitism is a given in the country, it is not linked to the clashes. Yet another Istanbul resident described fear as social media users blamed minorities for the coup that left close to 300 dead.
Israel reacted tersely on Sunday to a thwarted coup in Turkey, saying it expected a new reconciliation deal between the two regional powers following a six-year rift to be implemented as planned.
A group within Turkey’s military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to “do what is necessary”, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.
Intense fighting amid a coup attempt in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has forced an Israeli aid group in the country to suspend its operations and go on lockdown.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: After the coup, what should the U.S. do in Egypt? In the end, we must allow the Arab world’s biggest nation to write its own history.
At least 24 people died across Egypt on Friday as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.
Islamist allies of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Mursi, called on people to protest on Friday to express outrage at his overthrow by the army and to reject a planned interim government backed by their liberal opponents.
Israel’s government avoided any show of satisfaction on Thursday over the ouster of Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi, an Islamist president who alarmed many in the Jewish state but quickly made clear he would not renege on a peace treaty.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s national security adviser said a military coup was under way on Wednesday after an army deadline for the Islamist leader to yield to street protests passed without any agreement.
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