The big news story today concerns the recent arrest in Turkey of more than forty military officers, who have been charged with attempting a coup. The army and the judiciary are the bulwarks of Turkish secularism, so these arrests may be counted as a major offensive against the secular establishment by the Islamist government under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party, the AKP.
Led by the public employees’ union, the general strike in Greece has begun, bringing much of the country to a standstill.
Meanwhile, in the UK, police located a stolen car, but told the car’s owner that they couldn’t retrieve his vehicle. It seems that the car is now in a gypsy camp, and its location is considered a no-go zone. Police are not willing to enter it without a major armed tactical force.
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