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External Affairs Ministry advices Indians to avoid public places in Turkey

According to Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim 161 people were killed and more than 1,400 hundred had been injured during the unrest

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  • The Ministry of External Affairs has advised Indians to stay away from public places
  • Branding the attempt as an “act of treason” Erdogan in a press conference declared that those responsible for the uprising would have to pay a heavy price
  • Meanwhile, the key suspect for the attempted coup Fethullah Gulen has denied all the allegations

After an attempted military coup against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Ministry of External Affairs has advised Indians to stay away from public places.

Ministry’s spokesperson Vikas Swarup recently took to Twitter and said:

 

Other tweets from the Ministry include:

 

The coup attempt began on late Friday, when President Erdogan was holidaying on a coast. Branding the attempt as an “act of treason” Erdogan in a press conference declared that those responsible for the uprising would have to pay a heavy price, reported telegraph.co.uk.

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Apparently, there are 800 Indian citizens in Turkey, Spokesperson Swarup informed in a tweet.

According to Turkish Prime Minister  Benali Yildirim 161 people were killed and more than 1,400 hundred had been injured during the unrest.

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Meanwhile, the key suspect for the attempted coup Fethullah Gulen has denied all the allegations and said, “As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having link to any such an attempt.  I categorically deny such accusations.”

– prepared by Bulbul Sharma, a staff-writer at NewsGram. Twitter handle: iBulbul_

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    All these advises should be taken care of really well as there are many Indians in Turkey

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Under Fire For Myanmar Tweets

Dorsey was seen posing with six female journalists in a picture on Twitter, with a poster in his hands carrying the offending anti-Brahmin message: 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy'

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Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, who faces a lawsuit for hurting Hindu sentiments during his visit to India in November, now faces criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country.

In a series of tweets, Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar in November for a meditation retreat.

“The people are full of joy and the food is amazing,” he said, before encouraging his four million followers to visit.

This led to widespread criticism of the Twitter chief, some accused him of ignoring the plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority.

In 2017, Myanmar’s military launched a violent crackdown after Rohingya militants carried out attacks on several police posts. Thousands of people were killed, and human rights organisations said the army has burned land and committed arbitrary killings and rape.

“Writing what is effectively a free tourism advert for them at this time is reprehensible,” one Twitter user wrote in response to Dorsey’s tweets.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

“The tone-deafness here is… wow,” another user said. “This is an extremely irresponsible recommendation,” yet another reads. “Does he pay no attention to the news and the outcry on his own platform?”

The military crackdown had also sparked an exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingyas who have since fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape the violence and the destruction of their homes.

The UN has described the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” and says senior Myanmar officials should be investigated and tried for genocide.

Mohammed Jamjoom, an Al Jazeera correspondent, who has interviewed Rohingya refugees, said he was left “utterly speechless” by Dorsey’s tweets.

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Dorsey is yet to respond to the criticism, but earlier said he would track the responses to his tweets.

A court in Rajasthan on December 1, asked the police to file a First Information Report against Dorsey for hurting the sentiments of the Brahmin community by posing for a picture holding an anti-Brahmin message.

Dorsey was seen posing with six female journalists in a picture on Twitter, with a poster in his hands carrying the offending anti-Brahmin message: ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’. (IANS)